Google Updates Gmail For Android

by: Aerol BibatAugust 1, 2011
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If you’re using Android, you probably have a Gmail account. Google’s wildly successful e-mail service has become an Internet staple – with Google essentially winning the online e-mail wars. Well, e-mail services while convenient for online browsing have a bit of a problem when it comes to actually having access to the messages on your phone when you need it. That’s why Google’s Gmail app for Android smartphones is another big success for the company.

It’s still not perfect though, that’s why the big G has just updated the Gmail app and took the program up to version 2.3.5. There’s quite a kerfuffle around data plans right now, so Google is taking a look at making sure their service delivers. With the data plan of most carriers moving towards more metered and tiered plans, the app has been modified and given the ability to synchronize with just their priority inbox. This saves on bandwidth and battery life by just limiting the amount of data being transferred.

Another added feature is, similar to the desktop browser version of Gmail, users are now able to mark and remember the ‘Show Pictures’ option for embedded email images. This limits the amount of data also sent and can save you from nasty e-mail viruses.

The final feature to be added is the ability to use labels to show notifications. You can now know who’s sending you an e-mail by attaching a ringtone or you’ll know exactly what the e-mail will be about.

Plus, the entire thing is free. You can get the latest version of Gmail from Android Market free of charge.

Source: Gottabemobile

  • Kern

    Wow..way to show off the new Gmail app for Android using the Gmail mobile site on an iPhone!

  • That top screenshot does seem applesque, but obviously not the bottom one. Either way, thanks for the tip !

    • Jon Pearson

      Yeah, but the bottom one is from 2008 – four or five major OS updates ago and hardly the kind of screenshot you want for an article about new features and updates :o/

  • Rob

    Awesome use of the main competing platform to show-off a Google app & service….

  • Rob

    Awesome use of the main competing platform to show-off a Google app & service….

  • I was wondering what the hell was going on…MY Gmail app does not look like that! I updated the Android app and there is no real interface difference.

    Why on earth would you use screenshots of the web version on an iPhone for an article about the update to the Android app?

  • iPhone screen shots?