Since Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was officially launched, Gmail has benefited from a lot of appreciated improvements, including swipe gestures for deleting/archiving or auto-fit/zoom for emails. In an attempt to further extend the list of improvements, the latest Gmail version comes with consistent changes.
As the Android fragmentation becomes a serious problem, there are few hopes that the situation will change anytime soon. This aspect is the one the developers should seriously think about, therefore all of them should take advantage from the latest versions of Google’s mobile operating system, but, in the same time, not forget about the users of the previous Android versions. This is the only way to keep the Android users satisfied, and it seems that the folks at Google are fully aware of it.
Gmail was updated to include improvements for all the versions of Android operating system. The Jelly Bean users can now take advantage from the expandable notifications to reply or to archive/delete the incoming emails, without having to access the Gmail app. For the other Android versions, Gmail brings a faster search engine and app improvements in terms of performance. Here is the list of Gmail changes brought by the latest update:
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and up: reply, archive or delete from notifications – no need to open the app.
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up: faster search, even when you’re offline and bug fixes and performance improvements.
For Android 2.2 and up: new labels API for 3rd-party app developers, plus performance improvements.
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