Google’s Gmail is top of the list when it comes to free e-mail management, it’s extremely easy to use. Never is this more evident than in Google’s own Gmail app on Android, and today, same app has been updated with a bucket-load of new and exciting features. Gmail for Android 4.3 includes direct notification replies for those on Jelly Bean.
The marquee feature of this latest update is undoubtedly the direct notifications functionality for those on Android Jelly Bean. Anybody on a device running Android 4.1 and up will be able to reply, delete or archive their e-mails straight from the notifications pane. The feature not only looks great, but makes the business of dealing with e-mail just that little less painstaking, and with so many apps grappling for your attention by pushing through dozens of notifications. With Gmail, you’re getting practical alerts which can be dealt with on the spot.
In this new version, tapping on the reply button opens a new window from which you can reply to your mail. Google has taken care of those running older firmware also. People on Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) will notice a considerable speed improvement, while the app has also been dealt “better search suggestions” across the board. What exactly that entails, is anybody’s guess, but overall, it looks as though this is an update well worth grabbing hold of.
All those on some truly antiquated software (Gingerbread, Froyo), have been given some performance improvements, so no matter which version of Android you’re running, it’s certainly worth updating.