June 4, 2013

New Gmail 4.5 update out now

It looks like those Gmail Android app update rumours were true and finally it is happening. The new Gmail for Android update introduces a few tweaks such as removing the bottom bar in favor of two separate top menus.

The update brings Gmail in-line with consistent design with other Google's apps. It follows the design cues such as Play Music and Drive with the top left menu housing your accounts and labels. The right side menu will continue to be your action and settings menu, with the "Search" and "New" buttons staying put.

Like the desktop version, Gmail for Android allows you to categorize your emails with handy tabs. These tabs filter out your messages and sorts them in sub-categories rather than all in one Inbox. Currently the tabs are limited to Social, Promotions, Updates, Forums, and Primary, but we assume that it will be customizable in the future.

As for the tablet, the UI is pretty much the same, though the left menu remains the same. The update is now rolling out in the Play Store incrementally, so if you don't see the update button, you will have to wait a little while longer.

[via Android Authority]