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Google Releases Gmail 4.2.1 For Android

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Message viewing made more simple.

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 , December 4, 2012 4:46 PM
    Wow, not a single anti Zak comment! Am I at Tom's?
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    the1kingbob , December 4, 2012 4:51 PM
    My biggest beef with my android phone has finally been fixed... I really did hate not having an auto-fit feature
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    wildkitten , December 4, 2012 5:01 PM
    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.
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    eklipz330 , December 4, 2012 5:08 PM
    wildkittenI 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.

    isheep are as bad and annoying as ihaters. in fact, there are more of them. they travel in packs i believe.

    i dont see a reason to hate on a company, their products, and their employees aside from sheer ignorance. disliking something is one thing. attacking them like they killed your family and ruined your life is another.

    and zak could care less. he's getting paid for this.

    all this aside, the gmail app needs one thing badly: a delete all function.
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    GHDave , December 4, 2012 5:23 PM
    Is it true, then? Can it be true? I've been trying for an hour to figure out how to Delete All, to no avail. How can there not be such a function?
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    jn77 , December 4, 2012 7:00 PM
    I dropped the gmail app completely and got maildroid... it functions like a full featured mail client on android, not some watered down, send, receive, replay all (thats all the app does) half baked mail client....... mail on IOS is the same way.... half baked.
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    gilamonsterz , December 4, 2012 7:12 PM
    I've stopped trying to delete email in bulk via phone. The number of times I've checked off 50+ emails and accidentally opened one, having to start over... urgh.

    A Delete All button would be wonderful.
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    john15v16 , December 4, 2012 7:21 PM
    Sweet!
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    wildkitten , December 5, 2012 1:26 AM
    eklipz330isheep are as bad and annoying as ihaters. in fact, there are more of them. they travel in packs i believe. i dont see a reason to hate on a company, their products, and their employees aside from sheer ignorance. disliking something is one thing. attacking them like they killed your family and ruined your life is another.and zak could care less. he's getting paid for this.all this aside, the gmail app needs one thing badly: a delete all function.

    Oh I completely agree. I don't understand the hatred for the person who's job it is to cover Apple. I mean I understand people being upset with what Apple does, but the hatred has spilt over to where they are as bigoted and biased as those they make fun of.
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    Anonymous , December 5, 2012 7:00 AM
    Android: finally introducing features that other email clients have had for years.

    Seriously, what the h*ll is wrong with Google. They can make GMail, but can't figure out an email client?
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    arges86 , December 6, 2012 12:13 AM
    no love for Gingerbread?
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    Anonymous , February 18, 2013 2:31 AM
    Yeah, google change the sdk to fight fragmentation, meh. No update for Gingerbread? Google is killing android it self
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