With the recent update to Google's desktop client that brought us a newly refreshed interface.. now comes along the mobile and tablet version. For anyone living under a rock the past few days, Google has been and will continue to roll out its new Gmail update (4.5) to all devices running Android 4.0 (ICS) and up over the next few weeks.
The new update brings along features such as 4 new tabs that intelligently sort your email into Social, Promotion, Updates, and Forums. If you've ever played with an iPhone you'll notice some similiarities like the Contacts default avatar is no longer a greyed out person but instead a colored square with the first letter of the contacts name. You'll also notice from iOS the Refresh is now controlled by a pull gesture instead of tapping motion. And with Google implementing more and more gesture controls, there's also a new sliding menu that features all of the tabs that Google has added along with your different accounts and labels. Last but not least the action bar has been moved from the bottom to the top and you can also now empty the Trash and Spam folder with just one click.
Take a look for yourself.. and if you've yet to receive the notification of the new update you can side load it by downloading the .apk and pushing it to your device.
Meet Gmail's New Inbox
Gmail 4.5 apk Download com.google.android.gmail(4.5).apk.zip 2.33MB 97 downloads
Also from the Play Store.. be on the lookout for the newly introduced Google Keyboard