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Gmail for mobile receives a slightly new makeover

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Gmail for mobile receives a slightly new makeover
Needless to say, most smartphone owners who use Gmail are probably accessing their emails with their native email application, but for some people, they still choose to go with the reserved route of checking them out through their web browser.

Gmail for mobile receives a slightly new makeover
Well, Google decided to refresh the Gmail for mobile web site to make it look and feel more in tune to what we commonly see with apps. Visually, we now find higher resolution icons and graphics, which is especially prominent with things like the iPhone 4’s Retina display. Moreover, left and right transition effects are now available when you happen to tap on a conversation or go back to the inbox And lastly, for those sporting iOS and PlayBook devices, they’ll find the functionality of pull down to refresh – thus, allowing them to refresh their message list by simply dragging it downwards and then releasing.

There is no doubt that these new refinements are appreciated on so many levels, but it’ll be especially helpful to those who just prefer doing their Gmail thing through their handset’s mobile web browser.

source: Google via Mobileburn

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posted on 04 Aug 2011, 10:46 3

1. GJanee (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


looks like google wants another lawsuit with apple?

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:08 1

2. Stuntman (Posts: 669; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I am not upgrading to the new Gmail app at this time. There are many reports that the new app breaks integration with many 3rd party apps. It breaks FriendCaster notifications via Gmail which I paid to get. Until either Gmail or FriendCaster is fixed to allow this integration again, I am hold off on upgrading my Gmail app.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 12:05 3

3. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Believe me (GOOGLE) is not refreshing GMAIL so that the app can look good on a IPHONE retina display.....it's for the 4.3 qd display the Bionic will have, and SUPER AMOLED screens...GOOGLE is not trying to embrace APPLE...it's vice versa!

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 18:14

4. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


I think it goes both ways. Remember, Google actually pays Apple to have their services on the phone, such as search and Maps.

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