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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Gmail 5.0 brings material design and supports other email services


Google has been gradually rolling out updates to its existing services over the last couple of weeks. We’re still a few weeks away from the official launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop to the world, but we’ve already seen what Material Design looks like in apps like the Google Play Store. There are some updates that Google seems to be holding off for the final build, and Gmail 5.0 seems to be among them.
We’ve just come across an interesting teaser of what to expect for Gmail 5.0, and even though most of the changes are very nice, not every need is being addressed with the update. The positive changes include a new visual design to Gmail, mainly to bring Material Design to the service, something very much welcomed. Another enhancement that’s awesome is that the app will now support other email services like Yahoo and Outlook.com, and which will save you the need from hopping from app to app. Sadly this new change doesn’t seem to include the most requested feature that we’ve had for years, and its for Gmail to consolidate our inbox, and specially now that new services will be supported.
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We should expect this update to roll with Android Lollipop on November 3rd. Do you still use Gmail as your primary email app on Android, or are you like some of us that have switched to Mailbox for the features that are missing?

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