Google Announces The New Gmail App

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A couple weeks ago, we learned that Google would be releasing a new Gmail app for Android taking advantage of the material design concept the company has been touting with Lollipop. More interestingly, it was to support email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Microsoft Outlook.

Google has now officially announced the app.

"As part of the new design, there’s now a convenient reply button at the bottom of every message, making it quick and easy to continue a conversation when you’re on the go," says product manager Matthew Izatt. "And if you access the app on your Android tablet, you’ll notice it’s easier to switch between accounts and the different inbox categories."

"Lastly, we know some of you have email addresses that aren’t Gmail (it’s okay to admit it)," Izatt says. "The updated Gmail app now supports all email providers, which means you can now set up a separate inbox for, say, your Yahoo Mail or Outlook.com addresses using POP/IMAP."

The new app will support all Android devices running 4.0 and higher. It will soon be available in the Google Play store.

Google also recently introduced a new take on email called Inbox, which is separate from Gmail. It's still in invitation-only mode.

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