Google update Gmail App independently of OSM
If you are lucky enough to have an Android device with Froyo on it already, then you are in luck. Google have updated Gmail independently from the Android OS to allow Froyo 2.2 based devices to download a new version. Unfortunately, if you are not running Android 2.2 then you will have to wait because this update does not include you. I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy S so I cannot try out this new upgrade. However, Google’s Mobile Blog had this to say on the matter;
We just released a new version of the Gmail app in Android Market, so Gmail updates aren’t tied to Android version releases anymore. Now you can get new Gmail stuff faster without having to wait for system updates. To start you off, we’ve improved message replies, access to quoted text, and more.
Obviously it is worth checking out the entire article and, of course, if you have an Android 2.2 device, downloading the new update. Head on over to the Official Google Mobile Blog here to get cracking. It is worth noting that Google have a “known issue with important actions not sticking to the top of the screen on HTC phones running Anrdoid 2.2, like the EVO 4G and the Droid Incredible”. This news comes on 9/21/10 12:13pm Pacific time and Google promise that they are working to update this.
[Source: Google Mobile Blog]