Google Starts Rolling Out Gmail 5.0 to Android 4.0+ Devices

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  1. dgstorm

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    A few weeks ago we reported that Google was planning on updating Gmail to version 5.0 and include some cool new features. The new version of Gmail will have support for other email clients, will use the new material design UI and much more. Today is the day that Google started rolling out this new version of Gmail.

    It is only pushing out to Android 4.0 and higher devices, and Google even included a handy video (shown above) which demonstrates several of the new features. Sound off and let us know when you get your Gmail update and let us know what you think of it!
     
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    I downloaded off CNET . so far I am liking it. No complaints so far
     
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    I did the same.
    Not a fan of the now orange accents within the app, but it's been working great so far.

    S5 tap'n
     
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    I also downloaded from C Net and really like the new app. Pretty cool to add Yahoo and Hotmail accounts right into the G Mail app on your phone. I uninstalled the Outlook app as soon as I added our Hotmail account into the new app. Also agree with @cr6...not a big fan of the default orange-ish / red theme. I wish there was an option to pick different colors for the theme...maybe in the next update? Overall though, IMHO...good job Google!
     
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    Downloaded it yesterday. Nice new refreshing look.

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    Haha! Is anybody that cares actually waiting for it to hit the play store? I downloaded it on Halloween, then downloaded the updated version yesterday.
     
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    I'm going to wait until it hits the Play Store, but it has my attention. I use Blue Mail because of my Yahoo and Gmail accounts. Does it have a unified inbox?
     
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    Not that I've noticed yet. I was never a fan of that personally. Never got used to it & made it difficult to keep track of which address received it. Of course, that could be because I have so many addresses...

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    It just hit the Play Store this morning. It's OK. I'm not overly impressed but it is an improvement over the old gmail. Maybe I just have to get used to it. It's not a replacement for Blue Mail yet. If it had a way to refresh the inbox list of all the accounts with one pull, that would be nice. I'm not a fan of auto sync. I don't need my email synced every hour. Once or twice a day for me is fine.
     
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    I am LOVING this update! I can finally have all 6 email addresses in one application.

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    Finally! I can stop using that generic email app on my phone. So far I really like 5.0
     
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    I'm not a fan of the "check for email every X minutes". Wish hotmail was push, like the outlook application.
     
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