Google Releases Gmail 4.2.1 For Android

Google has launched Gmail 4.2.1 for Android, which introduces a series of features geared towards making viewing emails easier.

The update features an "auto-fit" option that automatically resizes messages to fit the screen. Gmail users can pinch to zoom for a closer look at the screen, accompanied by the ability to attach videos captured on an Android-powered smartphone to messages.

Archiving and deleting messages is now carried out by swiping either left or right archives emails directly from the inbox. Changing the option in the "Swiping conversation list" sees the feature turning into a delete command.

The 4.2.1 update for the popular emailing service also delivers thumbnails of photo attachments that can be viewed within the message. Upon an image being tapped, a photo gallery appears, which users can browse through for individual image viewing.

The update is currently available to devices with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and higher and it can be installed through Google Play.


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  • classzero
    Wow, not a single anti Zak comment! Am I at Tom's?
  • the1kingbob
    My biggest beef with my android phone has finally been fixed... I really did hate not having an auto-fit feature
  • wildkitten
    classzeroWow, not a single anti Zak comment! Am I at Tom's?

    I know it's amazing. Of course the Zak haters are as bad as the iSheep. They follow this mantra and are incapable of rationale thought, thought that would include the fact that Apple is a tech company, a leading one, Tom's is a tech site that covers ALL tech, and as a result would have a writer/writers that cover Apple. They also ignore all the articles he writes that are not flattering of Apple and of course ignore articles like these, the rare ones where he has to write of something else.