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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13 Comments

1. av911 unregistered

Still no "Select all", huh?

2. Elfmonster unregistered

Hey man, as long as they don't screw anything up, it's OK with me. But none of this new material stuff excites me or un-excites me. Mostly because people on this site turned me onto icon changers and Nova, so whatever.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO Material design is really beautiful These screenshots don't do it justice since they are just stills You can't see all the animations and transitions Also you need Lollipop to see many of them as well

5. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

IMO material design is overrated.

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Material does look the part of a graceful design aesthetic, but is it overated? Absolutely. It happens that Android has finally come to terms with a sense of polish with its design and most people who haven't been used that kind of polish see it beyond what it really is.

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

It's okay, I'll wait for the update

7. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Looks amazing but I like inbox by gmail more !

8. diyi75

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Just installed it, used it less than 45 min, reverted back to stock gmail app. Exchange service would not sync, and I found no way to delete accounts. As a matter of fact, my hotmail didnt even show up under the accounts in settings. The stock email app has more functionality for non google email. Not ready for prime time if you use microsoft accounts. Other email accounts work flawlessly. Go figure.

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Did you install both apks?

10. diyi75

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Yes. Forced closed twice. I rebooted and added hotmail: it just synced for 35 min on wifi. Aol, yahoo worked great so i know it isn't a network issue.

12. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

I've been using it on iOS, legally through an invite and I love it, no issues at all. Maybe you should pick up good habits and ask politely for a beta invite emailing inbox@google.com

13. diyi75

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

"Pick up good habits. .." wth! I don't need an invite to inbox, I have no use for it. The updated gmail app still doesn't have unread counts on the homepage, my only prior complaint. Overall app is beautiful and functional, its just the stock samsung email app is better for managing non google email

11. Tolooei

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

is full worked Version ... androidina.net/27220/gmail

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