Google has finally pushed out the official update to Gmail 4.5. The latest version will be rolled out in stages and, you can wait for it to be available from Google Play Store as an Update or, you can choose to download the file APK and install it manually for your Android smartphone or tablet.
The Google version 4.5 Update is a major one as its UI has been completely overhauled and it features more Holo features and functions. There have been added new Inbox tabs/ labels such as Promotions, Social, Updates and Forums. All these new tabs will categorize better the incoming mails and you will still be able to receive the most important ones to ‘Primary’ inbox. The promotion ads, forum posts trackbacks, different updates and Social notifications will all be automatically categorized by your smartphone.
Now you are even capable of refreshing the Gmail Inbox screen by swiping down. Also, you will be able to empty trash and spam folders much more easily than before, as you can simply hit the Menu button in Gmail and then simply select Empty button for all messages to be completely removed.
The Inbox screen now is capable of displaying image icons for senders, which should ready come in handy whenever you’re trying to find a specific message faster. If you don’t have an image assigned for the person that sent the mail, then Google will automatically assign a colored icon featuring the sender’s first name capital letter.
The full version number of Gmail’s latest update is 4.5-694836. Along with it, the Gmail desktop version will also be upgraded after installing the APK on your smartphone. If you don’t want to install the file manually, then you can choose to wait until Google pushes out the Update for your Play Store account. It is said that the latest version update of Gmail will be available for everyone in the next few weeks.
So, the Gmail new 4.5 version brings a new navigation bar, swipe down to refresh inbox, Delete/ Archive/ Mark Unread Bar has been moved to the top of the app’s screen, one-tap Empty Trash and Spam folders, new categories for better access and control over all your incoming e-mails. There might be some other hidden changes and you can check out for yourself by installing the latest update using the APK file.
Download and install new Gmail v4.5 APK update from here. It will work for both Android phone and tablet devices.
For this APK to install successfully you will need to enable ‘Unknown Sources’ options. It can be done by going through Settings> Security, scroll down and check the tick box listed next to Unknown Sources. Download the app, launch it and tap the Install button for Gmail update to be applied successfully.
Most new features of Gmail 4.5 Update are shown in Google’s promo video below.