Google's updated Gmail app will support Yahoo and Outlook accounts

Google's updated Gmail app will support Yahoo and Outlook accounts
Syncing one's emails with an Android device has always presented a now well-known plight for users who have email accounts open with providers other than Google. The thing is – Google's mail app can only sync with Gmail accounts, whereas there are plenty of 3rd party mailers, both on the Play Store and manufacturer-baked into the phones, that one often ponders whether they should omit the Gmail app and stick with the 3rd party one, or use 2 mail apps, in order to keep the Gmail authentic experience for their Gmail accounts.

Well, the plight seems to finally be coming to an end, as a recent ad for Google's Lollipop-updated version of the Gmail app shows that it will support email accounts from Yahoo, Outlook, “and others”. Of course, the ad does not miss to flaunt the new “Material Design” and gives us a quick tour of the redesigned Gmail app, which still looks familiar, yet fresh. Check it out below.



via: Android Police

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20 Comments

1. Cicero

Posts: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Superb! Now I can forget about mulriple apps for multiple accounts. And Gmail is the best for me. Thnks Google!

2. palmguy

Posts: 986; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

About time. My 2009 Palm Pre held Gmail and 4 other email accounts under 1 email application. RIP webOS. :(

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Android from it's beginning has been doing that with AOSP Email app... This is about gmail app supporting other accounts... but yeah I agree with you palm OS very nice for that time....

18. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Along with contacts, calendars, Facebook contacts, etc. On Jan. 15, I will bow my head and observe a moment of silence as HP's servers get taken off life support.

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

So has Android since day one or 2...lol

3. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Finally!

4. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

When are they updating their apps to material design...cant wait for them...

5. michaelsword

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Gotta love Google

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I am doing this on MailBox for quite some time already. I am just confused why google have two separate mail apps before for google and gmail, while google mail only supports gmail.

7. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Yay finally!!

8. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Dear Gmail app, Welcome to 2010. Email account Windowsphone 7.

16. rocky46ruet

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

we can add all mail service, since we have mail app already. noww its just integrated with Gmail. So it's time to forget basic stock mail app

9. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Dear shamashu9 welcome to 2014 where no one in their sane mind cares about windows soon to be discontinued products or software.

12. HASHTAG unregistered

Not a huge Windows fan, but such an ignorant comment.

13. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Lol. The copycat material design. Hello flat design windowsphone.

17. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Translation - I'm getting an android....and putting the windows skin on it.

10. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

thanks so much goggle, you rock

14. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So exchange server support is in tow?

15. TheFirm

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

No thanks Google, its all Cloud Magic for me

19. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Can't you just use the "email" app if you don't have a Gmail account?

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