Google’s Upcoming Gmail App Expected to Include Yahoo and Outlook Account Support

28 October 2014

Sydney: Syncing one's emails with an Android device has always presented a well-known plight for users who have email accounts open with providers other than Google. The main conflict is that the Google's mail app can only sync with Gmail accounts, so users with other email accounts have to hop from one app to another.

Well, the dilemma ultimately appears to be coming to an end, as a latest ad for Android’s Lollipop modified version of the Gmail app reveals that it maintains email accounts from Yahoo, Outlook and others. Giving access to other email accounts would definitely enhance the efficiency and reputation of Gmail’s mobile app.

Gmail for Android has usually supported only Google’s own mail service, but it looks like search giant wants to assist Android users handle all of their mail from within its Gmail app. A leaked video shows the latest Gmail app, and Google notes in it that more than just Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook.com accounts are maintained. It looks like Exchange ActiveSync is supported, as in the Android mail client, which could bring the end of toggling between mail clients on Android for the majority of users. Yahoo and Outlook.com are an addition for Android users, and it’s an advance from Google that may also aid keep phone makers bundling apps like Gmail with devices.

Features of the updated Gmail app:

  • New Gmail app comes with a new Material Design layout that offers shrinking and expanding capabilities.
  • The New layout offers elements that dynamically adds more white space between those elements, kicks in animation, and looks more 3D owing to shadows and lighting effects.
  • Updated Gmail app will be having wide variety of features which help you to access your emails in a single place.
  • It also lets you seamlessly move from one email account to the other just by tapping the icons on the screen.

Google’s Gmail 5.0 for Android is unavailable yet, but we anticipate seeing it arrive in the upcoming weeks together with Android L. Most of the changes take in:

  • Updated iconography,
  • Tweaked buttons,
  • Rounded avatars,
  • Improved compose mail screen.

Only Gmail 5.0 is on an Android device is released, but the novel look or at least the third-party email support would possibly wind up on the iOS version too.

We’ll possibly initially see the new app when Google publicly allows Lollipop out, which must be around the same time as the Nexus 9, or Nexus 6 starts making their way into the wild.

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