Google update GMail app on the iOS devices to link from third party app to Chrome and back again with a simple tap. Google uses a new OpenInChromeController module which bypasses Apple’s restrictions. Once developers incorporate the new module, it will open links from the app in Google Chrome, provided that the user has Chrome for iOS installed.
Google has released GMail 2 for iOS at the Apple Store. It features a totally new look and feel.
Other new features are:
- Multiple account support
- App redesigned with a new, cleaner look
- Search predictions as you type
Google released a new Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users on Wednesday, but Google pulled it within a few hours after consumer backlash due to a bug in with notifications.
The GMail app features:
- Get alerted to new messages with push notifications and sounds
- Find an email in seconds with search across your entire inbox
- Autocomplete email addresses from your Gmail contacts or select from your device’s address book
- Upload photos with a click using the new attachment button in compose view
- On iPad, navigate your inbox and read your mail simultaneously with split view
- Focus on your important messages first with Priority Inbox
- Quickly scan countless emails on the same subject with threaded conversations
- Organize your mail by archiving, labelling, starring, deleting and reporting spam
- Pull down your inbox to rapidly refresh if you’re eager for new mail
- Swipe right to view your labels without ever leaving your inbox
- Swiftly scroll through dozens of emails just by sliding your finger
Google has given Gmail a new look, which will be rolled out over the next few days to users. Users can now “Switch to the new look” when it shows up in the bottom right of their Gmail window. Users can now access Advanced Search by clicking on the search bar. Other features are high definition themes, new navigational panel on the left, redesigned conversation view and more.
Check out the Google’s blog post on the new look.
Google introduced Buzz in February 2010 and it will be killed off for Google+.
Google Buzz makes Gmail social by letting users view media and status updates shared online by their friends. This format is popular with Facebook and Twitter. Status update through Buzz is not limited to 140 characters.
From Google Blog: Changing the world takes focus on the future, and honesty about the past. We learned a lot from products like Buzz, and are putting that learning to work every day in our vision for products like Google+. Our users expect great things from us; today’s announcements let us focus even more on giving them something truly awesome.
Google is doing a makeover for GMail. Google began previewing a new Gmail user interface that will cut down on unnecessary clutter and and make it more beautiful and powerful.
It has adopted the clean interface from Google+.
From Google Blog:
We’re kicking things off with two new themes for you to try out as a sort of sneak peek at what we’re up to. Starting today, you’ll see the “Preview” and “Preview (Dense)” themes in the Themes tab in Gmail Settings. Why two themes? Our new interface will eventually expand dynamically to accommodate different screen sizes and user preferences, but until then you can pick the information density that you prefer.
The relationship between China and the search giant Google will be more restraint after cyber spying campaign originating in China had targeted Gmail accounts of senior US officials, military personnel, journalists and Chinese political activists.
Passwords were stolen through phishing. Google has posted an online tutorial on how to protect yourself better online.
Google said today a storage software update was responsible for a glitch that deleted an estimated 40,000 Gmail accounts.
We have revised downward our estimate of the total number of users affected by this issue from 0.08 per cent to 0.02 per cent of Google Mail users. Access has been restored for one third of the affected users. The remaining 0.013 per cent of accounts are being restored on an ongoing basis, and we expect the issue to be resolved for everyone within 12 hours.
AOL is trying to jump ahead of the Facebook announcement of new e-mail client by revealing their Project Phoenix Email. Looking at the beta version, it closely resembled Google GMail. The new AOL e-mail will allow you to migrate your email accounts from Yahoo, GMail and MSN.
The full AOL Project Phoenix release will come in 2011. AOL will offer other domains like ygm.com, love.com, wow.com, and games.com.
Google has begun rolling out Internet phone service built into the interface of its Gmail service letting you make free video and voice calls within the US and Canada for the rest of this year. Call prices for other countries start at $0.02 per minute.
More information about this can be found on the Google blog post:
We’re rolling out this feature to U.S. based Gmail users over the next few days, so you’ll be ready to get started once “Call Phones” shows up in your chat list (you will need to install the voice and video plug-in if you haven’t already). If you’re using Google Apps for your school or business, then you won’t see it quite yet. We’re working on making this available more broadly – so stay tuned!