Android's Gmail app is updated to save you battery & bandwidth

Android's Gmail app is updated to save you battery & bandwidth
There’s no kidding that Android users are presented with the utmost best Gmail experience, and to further strengthen the popular service, it’s being updated with some new features.

Version 2.3.5 of the Gmail app for Android is now available for download and literally will help cut down on power and bandwidth consumption – something that’s indeed nice for those on a budget. From the looks of it, you’ll have the ability to sync only priority emails, which in turn, will allow your handset to eat less power and data.

Additionally, we find other new features like a new option that allows you to set custom alert tones for the various labels, ability to set “Show Pictures” for specific senders, turn off sticky message actions, and better TalkBalk support for accessibility. And of course, it wouldn’t be an update if various “performance improvements” weren’t on board for the ride as well.

So if you haven’t done so already, you can download the latest version of the Gmail app for Android directly from the Android Market.

source: Android Market via Phonescoop



1. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

What is taking them so damn long to do custom sync schedules?

2. mic05uave unregistered

Why can't they just incorperate the Gmail App with the default Android Mail Client?

3. ricking

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

oops, i updated and now my gmail unread count is doing fc"s

4. waelnd unregistered

I read that the API that was used to access Gmail messages (both on the Gmail widget and the Gmail dock notifications) was removed in this version of the Gmail app. Apparently the API does not meet modern security standards. What this means for users is that once they update to this new version, the Gmail widget and the Gmil dock notifications will stop working, and even potentially crash the launcher if you try to use them.

5. ricking

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

thank you waelnd, even gmail popup wont work

6. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I was reading the comments about the latest Gmail app as well as checking FriendCaster. I am rather unhappy with what I have read about the latest Gmail update. FriendCaster is a Facebook app that has a very good feature that I like. Notifications actually work. I set up Facebook to email notifications to my email account. FriendCaster integrates with Gmail, so that when a new email from Facebook appears, FriendCaster plays my notification tone. It appears the latest Gmail update breaks the integration that FriendCaster had to get Facebook updates. The latest FriendCaster update was forced to remove this option as it no longer works. I am very unhappy that the latest Gmail update disables the feature on an app I paid for solely for this one feature. For this reason, I am not going to download the latest Gmail app or FriendCaster. I am very upset that Google breaks a feature of an app that I paid for and that feature was the only reason I decided to pay for the app. I'm glad I did not update either app.

7. Natrox unregistered

Give it some time Stuntman. The thing with software is that updates often make or break things, they'll be fixed in due time.

8. pjcool unregistered

what I have noticed is that finally there's button called 'download' but in fact you cannot download i.e. office files. It acts the same way as "preview" button. The lack of attachment download function was the main drawback of the previous version

9. jack75

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I to am disappointed with the Gmail prog' that came already installed in my new toy, Arnova 10G2. So dark. Found Ymail prog' open and clear with all the facilities I require, and only one letter difference between the two. Can anyone send me a screenshot of the 'new' Gmail app?

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