Gmail 5.0 starts its official roll-out - Material Design and support for all email providers

Gmail 5.0 starts its official roll-out - Material Design and support for all email providers
The official Gmail 5.0 update has been announced and should be rolling out to devices as we speak. Some of you have probably already downloaded the leaked .apk that was made available this past weekend and from the looks of it – nothing has changed in the official version.

The newest Gmail app update (finally) adds support for 3rd party email providers – such as Yahoo, Outlook, and any other provider, who supports POP/IMAP (read: most, if not all). Aside from this pretty significant upgrade, the app also gets a visual refresh, to fall in line with Android Lollipop's Material Design looks – everything looks “flatter”, while colors are brighter, and animations assist in helping the user find their bearings.

Gmail is not the first app to receive Material Design – so far, we've had updates for Chrome, Newsstand, Play Store, and Wallet, all slowly easing us into the new design language, giving us a peak at what we should expect from Android 5.0.

Do you have the new Gmail app yet? Enjoying the new design?


source: Google via Phandroid

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9 Comments

1. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Downloaded and installed 31 Oct 2014 already courtesy of Android Police B-) Material Design FTW!!

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Their APKMirror site is amazing Especially since you can subscribe to their Pushbullet channel and get apk links sent to you anytime something is uploaded

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Didn't knew that, thanks ;)

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I am really disappointed with this design. http://abload.de/img/gmail0qp67.png It shows less information, using more space and with the eye-boiling contrast of white on black.. Just for sake of eye-candy, they are sacrificing usability.

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

While it does look a bit tacky, but the info displayed is same.

8. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

You're picky, and its the same as before with more features.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Something tells me that iCloud mail won't be fully supported....

7. trung_ero

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Bradon, you like Steins;Gate?! :D

9. tankifycation

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Who doesn't ? It's sooooo good

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