Google polishes up mobile Gmail app

James Middleton

October 24, 2008

1 Min Read
Google polishes up mobile Gmail app

Web giant Google released a new version of its Gmail, email application on Thursday, catering for BlackBerrys and Java-capable devices.

As well as expanding its potential user base through support for more platforms, Gmail for mobile 2.0 is also designed to be more reliable in low signal areas and provides basic offline support for phones like the Nokia N95, Sony Ericsson W910i, and BlackBerry Curve.

This means you can still access your existing mail and compose new mail when offline, to send and update your mailbox when you reconnect. Users can also log into multiple accounts at the same time.

“For this version, we changed our fundamental assumption about the network. We re-thought every action that you might perform with the app and tried to solve for the case where there is no signal. We wanted to make the mobile client faster and more reliable and added some other new features along the way,” Google said.

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