Sep 23, 2010
Update 9/21/10 12:13pm Pacific time: There is a known issue with important actions not sticking to the top of the screen on HTC phones running Anrdoid 2.2, like the EVO 4G and the Droid Incredible
Android’s Gmail app has finally cut the system’s cord, allowing for users to receive quicker updates and avoid those long-dreaded system updates. To celebrate its recent freedom, the new Gmail app (available now in the Android market) shows off its nice shiny features. Let’s take a look and see what’s new.
The first thing you should notice is the new header design which makes it much easier to reply to or star messages. The best part about the header is that no matter how much you scroll it remains accessible at all times by remaining at the top. The reply button action can also be set to default as “reply” or “reply all” within the settings menu.
Next up is my personal favorite improvement to the Gmail app. Finally, like on the desktop, you can “show” or “hide” quoted text, making it easy to view previous messages. Thank you Google!
You should also notice the increase of speed to certain features and if you have enabled Priority Inbox for the desktop you will now have an “Important” label and an option to add a shortcut on your home screen.
All in all some great new features and if I know Google there will be more to come. So if you’re a Froyo user and want to take advantage of these new features, head on over to the Android Market and download the updated Gmail app for free.