Google has unveiled the next version of its Gmail for mobile.
In a blog post, Derek Phillips, Software Engineer for the Google mobile team, announced the improvements and changes for Gmail mobile. Gmail mobile is a java based application that customers install onto their phones from Google’s mobile site. It runs on a wide variety of Java enabled phones.
“We rearchitected the entire client to push all the processing to the background, greatly improve the client-side caching scheme and optimize every bottleneck piece of code we came across” Phillips said.
According to Phillips users should see an overall performance improvement with smoother scrolling and no freezing. Google have introduced multiple accounts management. If you have both a Gmail and Google Apps email account, you can easily switch between them quickly. You can now save multiple email drafts in your mobile phone, so that you can pick and choose what you would like to send later. For QWERTY phones there are new short cuts to help you navigate Gmail mobile and if you run out of signal the new version you can still compose and read your most recent emails. Also, any outgoing messages will be saved in the outbox on your phone and sent automatically when you’re back in coverage.
Overall it’s a great improvement for Gmail mobile users. The company also posted a video demonstration of the new features, attached below.
Also, Gmail for mobile 2.0 is available in over 35 languages now. Please note, though, that not all features are available for all phones.
Go to m.google.com/mail in your mobile browser to download the new Gmail for mobile for your phone.