Updated 19 Jun, 2013, 9:20 pm IST
Gmail app for Android updated
| by Anuradha Shetty |
Following an update to its app for the iOS platform, Google has updated its Gmail application for Android users too. The update applies to devices running Ice Cream Sandwich OS and above and features improvised support for 7-inch tablets. The app includes bug fixes and performance improvements too. It is available for download on the Google Play store. Gmail is a popular and widely used e-mail service. The Gmail app for Android allows users to manage multiple accounts, view and save attachments and set up label notifications.
Yesterday, we carried a report about Google updating its Gmail app for iOS users. Google claims that the new version, which includes a host of changes, improves animation, scrolling, and responsiveness on the iPhone and iPod touch. Some of the other improvements include many events in the app now being slightly faster and smoother. Google has been periodically releasing updates to the Gmail app. Earlier updates include ability to set a custom signature for your mobile messages and a vacation responder, both available through the gear icon at the top of the menu view. The company has also improved labels, with support for nested labels. Google has also added a feature that lets you pen up a canvas and scribble a message that will be attached to your e-mail. Scribbles support different colours, brush sizes, lines, erasers and spray paint.
Put out and taken away
Only recently, there were reports about users having the option to personalize their Gmail inbox with custom themes. Back in November, Gmail had been revamped and Google has made some more changes now albeit subtly, compared to the earlier redesign of its e-mail service. Google states that Themes have been an important part of Gmail ever since they were launched in 2008. Not only do they let you personalize your inbox with fun backgrounds, but they’re also practical, helping you easily differentiate between multiple Gmail inboxes (e.g. work and personal). Earlier in May this year, we had reported about Google announcing that it's increasing everyone's free storage in Gmail from 7.5GB to 10GB (and counting) to celebrate the launch of Google Drive.
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