We’ve just come across an interesting teaser of what to expect for Gmail 5.0, and even though most of the changes are very nice, not every need is being addressed with the update. The positive changes include a new visual design to Gmail, mainly to bring Material Design to the service, something very much welcomed. Another enhancement that’s awesome is that the app will now support other email services like Yahoo and Outlook.com, and which will save you the need from hopping from app to app. Sadly this new change doesn’t seem to include the most requested feature that we’ve had for years, and its for Gmail to consolidate our inbox, and specially now that new services will be supported.
Google is now talking a bit about Gmail 5.0, the latest version of the email app. The new version of the app is designed to handle all email with the Gmail app, just as you can from the desktop application. With the update, Gmail can handle email from accounts on Yahoo or Outlook among others.
Switching between multiple accounts will be done using a simply drop
down menu or using a swipe. The app is also getting new round icons and
an updated overall look. Among the updates to the look of the app are
refreshed icons and more. Google has been updating all of its apps to go
with the new material design philosophy and it's finally Gmail's turn.
The new Gmail offers more than just a fresh lively new look, it’s now
the home for all your email accounts in one. The regular “email” app of
old has been removed in Android 5.0 Lollipop, and GMail will now support
IMAP and POP3, meaning you’ll need one app for all your email needs.
The brand new redesigned Gmail for Android has been completely tweaked
with a more modern look, sleek interface with smooth animations and
transitions, tons of improvements, and of course support for other email
clients. This is the Gmail we’ve been waiting for, and it’s now
available from the Google Play Store.
The updated Gmail app will support all Android 4.0 and above devices, so
most users will be able to take advantage of the new design. It is
rolling out as of this afternoon on the Google Play Store, but Google
mentions users can expect it to arrive over the course of the next few
days. They slowly roll these updates out to all users, so if it doesn’t
arrive today don’t worry, it’s coming soon
With the all-new Gmail
you can add all of them at once, giving you an integrated inbox showing
all your emails in one easy and convenient place, with a new design to
go with it . This should give users no reason to use other apps for
email on Android, and have everything neatly integrated in to Gmail.
Aside from a complete visual overhaul and integration of other email options, Gmail is for the most part the same. All the options, features, settings, notifications, and swipe to clear features remain the same, they just look a bit different.
Once installed simply hit the 3-line menu button on the top corner and tap “add account” to easily add another Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook or other POP3/IMAP email accounts in seconds, and manage everything under one roof. It’s a neat approach and a great new look users will likely enjoy.
There’s also a pretty new 2-panel tablet layout that takes advantage of the larger display on a device like the Nexus 7 or new Nexus 9, so give it a try and let us know what you think. Again, the new Gmail 5.0 is available now, as one of the final apps needed to be updated before Google releases Android 5.0 Lollipop to the masses. Stay tuned for more details.