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Google Launches New Gmail App for Android

Gmail for Froyo Includes Priority Inbox Support

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Google has released a new version of the Gmail app for in the Android Market. The company says Gmail updates are no longer tied to Android version releases, though the update does require Froyo (Android 2.2). 

Now you can get new Gmail stuff faster without having to wait for system updates. To start you off, we’ve improved message replies, access to quoted text, and more," says the Gmail for Android team. "As you scroll through a conversation, your most important message actions will now stick to the top of the screen, one click away, no matter how long the email is."

New Gmail Android App

For long threads, users can now view previous message content more easily, similar to the desktop version of Gmail. You can tap "show quoted text" to see the previous message. 

This version of the app has limited support for Priority Inbox, which Google launched for the desktop at the end of last month.

Users who have enabled Priority Inbox from the desktop version will see an "Important" label that shows all messages flagged as important.  An "Important" shortcut can be added to the homescreen as well.

Google Launches New Gmail App for Android
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    Would be amazing if they made apps that were in reach with 90% of the users. I hate androids model of having 20 different versions on 1000s of phones, im a android user, but this model really ticks me off as i have a not that old android (samsung moment) and after not even a year, its obsolete. I really hope HP comes out with something amazing, i love PALM but the Pre and Pixi sadly are not powerful enough phones nor have the apps, i like google, but i just don’t respect the way they are doing this with the android OS.

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