Gmail 4.2 leaked, introduces pinch to zoom, swipe to delete, and more

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 12, 2012

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Gmail users rejoice! If your gmail productivity has been bogged down by the seemingly clunky interface that Gmail offers, we might soon find a solution with the upcoming Gmail 4.2 for Android. A leaked APK gives us a sneak peek of what the upcomin Gmail release has to offer, including new user interface features.

Android Police, which has a copy of the APK say this may or may not come from a ROM dump from the rumored LG Nexus device. What’s sure at this point is that the upcoming Gmail release will include much-requested features like pinch-to-zoom on individual emails, which make zooming in or out definitely quicker than having to manually set view size per inbox.

Image credit: Android Police

This release also lets users swipe on a conversation to either delete or archive, which makes inbox management easier. This option is customizable, so you can choose to either archive, delete or ask.

Users can also report a message as phishing, which helps Google improve security. Check out the video demo below. Are you excited for Gmail 4.2?

  • Maybe I am missing an option, but one thing that irritates me about gmail android app is how it removes older emails you downloaded that you need later. I don’t want to have to find an internet point of contact everytime I need to bring up an older message that I took the time to download previously. It should be once downloaded always downloaded until you manually delete it.

    • asdf

      the problem is that i have 4GB of mail in my gmail account. I don’t need all that mail on my phone or tablet, only the last few weeks of what i am working on.

  • liam

    Would be nice to set it to swipe to mark as read.