"We believe that the best mobile experience is enabled through Exchange ActiveSync — which provides a rich, powerful, network-optimized experience for Windows Phone, iOS and other mobile devices. However, native support for Exchange ActiveSync on Android devices varies significantly and so we build a separate app to ensure as many people as possible can have a great Outlook.com experience across all their devices," Senior Program Manager Lead Steve Kafka wrote in a blog post.
"As you've heard us talk about previously, the overall response to Outlook.com has been very positive. However, our Android app has been behind and so we're excited to take this large step forward. Starting today, you can get the same great Outlook.com look and feel you've come to love on Windows 8 and the web on your Android device."
Besides the new look and feel, Microsoft has added filters for unread and flagged messages. Support for conversation threading and ability to mark messages as junk have also been added.
Download the updated Outlook for Android from Google Play store.