Google's new Inbox by Gmail client has been the most talked about app lately, and some of us may have forgotten that Google was prepared to be updating the official Gmail app, push it forward to version 5.0. Which is not only adding in the Exchange account compatibility, but it also ushers in the Material Design user interface rework. Sounds familiar? Well yes, it was only on Friday that we advised that the other Gmail email client…you know Gmail was receiving an Android 5.0 update. This was in short bringing Gmail in-line with the numerous other Android updates we have seen recently. However on Friday the update was only available as a side loading option. Well, now Monday is here and for those that did not want to sideload the wait is over. Gmail 5.0 has now hit the Play Store for direct updating.
Just to recap what we noted on Friday the big changes with Gmail updating to Android 5.0 is obviously the Material Design look and feel. In addition, this Gmail update allows the ability to include exchange account email addresses. In short this has ended the future and use of the standard Android email client which comes preloaded on all Android devices. Before, the only purpose of this email client was for exchange accounts which Gmail did not for some reason offer. With the latest update that is now possible meaning Gmail now can be the only email client for all your email accounts including Yahoo, Outlook and exchange accounts. Additional features on offer are the easy switching between multiple Gmail accounts by simply clicking on the other email address bubble (profile picture). Not to mention it also shows you how many new emails are present on the other email account without switching.
If you want to sideload and missed the earlier article then not to worry and simply click here to head back to our previous article and sideload downloading link. Otherwise, head over to the Play Store and get the official direct update by clicking here. Were you one of the people who downloaded Gmail on Friday? How are you liking the new update? The big question now…Gmail or Inbox? Which do you prefer?