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Google spiffs up Gmail apps for IOS and Android

Adds multiple accounts support for Iphone and Ipad users
Wed Dec 05 2012, 16:24
Gmail for iPhone and iPad screenshot

INTERNET SERVICES GIANT Google has updated its Gmail app for the Iphone and Ipad, giving users a number of additional features including support for multiple accounts.

Version 2.0 of the Gmail app for the Iphone and Ipad provides support for up to five Google accounts, and comes with new timesaving features such as search, autocomplete predictions and a battalion of new animations.

"You'll get a totally new look and feel, plus a bunch of improvements like profile pictures in messages," Matthew Izatt, product manager at Google wrote on the company's Gmail blog.

The updated app also makes it easier for users to reply to Google Calendar invitations and even interact via Google+ should they feel the need.

Gmail for Iphone and Ipad v2 comes just a day after Google updated its Gmail app for Android handsets.

That update included enhancements such as automatically fitting messages to the handset's screen size, the ability to attach photos and videos from within Gmail, and previews of larger photo attachments. Those updates are available for anyone with a handset running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and later.

Users of older Android handsets will have to content themselves with the performance improvements also bundled into the update.

Gmail for Iphone and Ipad is available at Apple's App Store. The Android version is available at Google Play.

Google's first release of its Gmail app for the Iphone and Ipad got off to a rocky start when it was removed from the App Store just days after launch so that Google could fix a notifications bug. µ


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