Redesigned Gmail 5.0 APK is available if you want to update before it drops in Google Play

Redesigned Gmail 5.0 APK is available if you want to update before it drops in Google Play
While Google’s new Inbox by Gmail has been making the rounds, and making a mostly positive impact on how we will interact with email in the future, Google’s main email portal, Gmail, is set for a significant update once Android 5.0 Lollipop is available, and the new Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 devices begin shipping.  We have known about the redesign for a while, but the update is imminent since the version 5.0 APK is available to grab now if you want it. The update takes on the new Material Design, introduced at Google I/O, and fortunately, with the visual enhancements come a number of functional enhancements as well.

The Gmail app will now support Exchange Active Sync, and will also operate as an email client to grab your messages from Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook, or other POP3/IMAP accessible services. Ultimately, this will allow the Gmail app to be your one-stop-shop for all your accounts (Inbox not withstanding). For those running stock Android, that would eliminate the necessity to use the stock email client, which, up to now, mirrors the Gmail app in form and function.

If you want to update Gmail right away, click on the first source link where they have set up a couple mirror sites to get the APK. If you want to integrate Exchange support, be sure to download both APKs.

sources: Android Police via AnandTech


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