Google updates Android Gmail app to v2.3

Google’s sparse but effective Android Gmail app has been upgraded to v2.3 today, bringing a few new little user interface tweaks to the mobile mail reader.

Of most note is the little icon bar that sits to the top-right of each email, which lets you easily star and reply to messages, with a quick press bringing up an extra mini menu that lets you reply, reply to all or forward the message. Plus, if your account has been activated with Google’s new Priority Inbox feature, you’ll get that too.

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It’s not a massive changelist, to be honest, but a welcome little refresh. The new iteration of the app also seems to have been “busted out” into a standalone Android Market application, so it requires separate installation from the Market. A search for “Gmail” will bring up the latest version.

UPDATE:
Google’s just put out the official release on this, revealing you’ll need Android 2.2 in order to get it working – and see it on the Market.

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  1. chris

     /  September 21, 2010

    No sign of new app anywhere on the market

  2. MarkG

     /  September 21, 2010

    Not seeing it either. Wouldn’t it be embarrassing if it’s currently a US only release and it’s been reported on Eurodroid that prides itself on “smartphone news from not-America”.

    • Gary C

       /  September 21, 2010

      I took those screenshots myself having downloaded it about 20 minutes ago, you cock.

    • Tony

       /  September 21, 2010

      Dont you think its wrong pulling the site down just because you cant get something other people can

  3. Rik

     /  September 21, 2010

    I have never updated gmail so it was never in my download list on the marketplace but when I checked before it automatically notified me of the update. HTC Desire.

  4. Andy

     /  September 21, 2010

    Cannot see the app in the market either

  5. chris

     /  September 21, 2010

    Don’t suppose you have the apk Gary? all I get when I search is loads of add ons

  6. Tony

     /  September 21, 2010

    this was in my downloads having never installed an update before or the actual app i thought it was strange i know iv got googlemail app that was pre installed on the handset, i installed the update nevertheless

  7. Khatt

     /  September 21, 2010

    if you look for ‘gmail’ app in market you can find it and install

  8. chris

     /  September 21, 2010

    One other question this could’nt be specific to newer phones could it, I have a HTC G2Hero

  9. chris

     /  September 21, 2010

    Definetly no gmail app in market via htc hero,tons of other crap relating to gmail

  10. Tony

     /  September 21, 2010

    searc for google inc, see what that brings up, or go on 1 of their other apps and press view more apps

    • Tony

       /  September 21, 2010

      But i doubt you can get it if you cant find it searching gmail

  11. Charles Knight

     /  September 21, 2010

    It’s a 2.2 only app isn’t it?

  12. chris

     /  September 21, 2010

    Pisser thats why its not showing for us 2.1 povers

  13. Tony

     /  September 21, 2010

    for the dev of android to release any apps that have version requirements is just stupid!!!

  14. Andy

     /  September 21, 2010

    I have Froyo 2.2 on unbranded HTC Desire and I do not see this app.
    Neither when I search for GMail nor when I check all the Google apps by Publisher.

  15. Andy

     /  September 21, 2010

    Update: this seems to be available in US and UK, not in many other European countries.

  16. Martyn

     /  September 22, 2010

    Froyo only just updated my desire but Dell Streak no sign of the app.

  17. works great on my EVO 4G.
    is there any plans of adding the zoom functionality in the gmail app?
    more and more emails are becoming HTML version now a days and it would be really nice to have the ability to zoom in and out of them inside gmail

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