Android Gmail App Updated to Version 2.3.5; Improves Performance and Battery Life

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  1. dgstorm

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    The "geniuses" at Google recently updated the Gmail app for Android to version 2.3.5, and it is available now on the Android Market. Amazingly, this newest version of the Gmail sync app actually claims to be able to improve your battery life, amongst several other performance enhancements and tweaks. One of its newest features allows you to only sync your priority emails, which will allow your phone to use less bandwidth and less power from the battery. Also, the new update includes a slew of additional new features like the ability to set “Show Pictures” for specific senders and a new option that allows you to set custom alert tones for the various labels. Furthermore, you can also now turn off sticky message actions, and the app also has better TalkBalk support for accessibility.

    Here's a link below to the market for you to look at it. [Update: Apparently, there is word that this new update also blocks 3rd party tools from accessing your Gmail, which could be a real pain for many users. This has not been confirmed at this time, but you can read this blog-post about it and decide for yourself before you try it: Android Gmail App Blocks 3rd Party Tools

    Source: PhoneArena and The Android Market
     
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    It does block 3rd party apps - I heard it straight from the dev of email notifier. Sucks and it doesn't look like there is a workaround.

    Also experiencing a bug where my inbox count of unread email doesn't change unless I open those emails from my computer.
     
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    They still haven't added pinch-to-zoom within emails :icon_rolleyes:
     
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    I prefer double tapping as it is. Apple has a patent for pinch to zoom.
     
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    Geniuses at google?! They just broke every app that integrates with Gmail out there haha...
     
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    It also has messed up my alert tones. I went into settings and it's still checked but all it will do is vibrate.Great Going!!
     
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    Same here :(
     
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    I got a little over zealous and installed this thing as soon as I saw "Saves Battery". Now I am not getting my emails. Has anyone figured out how to change the settings on priority emails so it just downloads all emails like it did before the update? And what is this "priority inbox" crap all about?

    Nate
     
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    Dock notifications in Go Launcher won't work now .. so much for it accessing Gmail, way to go google!
     
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    Well I guess I'm gald I've been having trouble updating... My keeps saying "package file not signed correctly".. not sure why I'm getting
    this but I am rooted dx with liberty .9 and black out red theme... So I guessing that why
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