The new Gmail update that everyone has been waiting for is finally here, and it is the biggest update that Gmail has ever gotten. Gmail 5.0 came out on Google Play on Monday. It has an all new, super modern looking design and even supports different types of email accounts oddly enough.
The most surprising change is the fact that you can now use different types of email accounts from the Gmail app. That means that you are not only limited to Gmail or Google Apps accounts. You can use Yahoo, Outlook or anything you’d like. The company even wrote a blog post telling users that they understand if they want to use a different email provider, and that you could use them all by using POP/IMAP.
Gmail 5.0’s new redesigned user interface is pretty on point with all of the leaked photos that were popping up in the weeks leading up to it’s release. It has a lot of updates and is designed to work nicely with the new Android Lollipop update that is coming.
There are some other cool features that come with the new Gmail update as well. They put a new reply button at the bottom of the messages so that it is hard to miss and easier to get to. There are also some design changes that make it easier to switch between different email acounts and create different inbox categories on the tablet version.
Right now the Gmail update is available for all devices running Android 4.0 or higher. There is no word on if or when the update will be making it’s way to iOS devices, but there is a pretty good chance that we will be seeing it in the near future.