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New Gmail for Android update adds swipe gestures to Honeycomb devices

Newest Gmail update gives Honeycomb users the “Android Gmail 4.0 (ICS) experience”

Android Honeycomb 3.0 may have been Google’s tablet-exclusive OS, but it still lacks some of the cool features available in the newer Ice Cream Sandwich. Thankfully, Google doesn’t appear to have forgotten their older OS, especially since many devices have yet to receive an official update, and the new Gmail app is here to help.

The update doesn’t offer many new features, but according to Google, it gives Honeycomb users "the Android Gmail 4.0 (ICS) experience".The new app now allows for swiping to move between new and old conversations as well as the ability to set custom notifications for individual labels. Other features also include syncing of the last 30 days of messages and access to recently used labels.

While the previously listed features are only available for Honeycomb devices, Google is also providing for those still running Froyo (2.2) or Gingerbread (2.3). And while its nothing as magnificent as swipe gestures, the update includes a new Label API for 3rd part developers along with various performance enhancements.

As usual, the new app can be downloaded from the Google Play store.


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Omar Qudsi, 2012-04- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)