New Features Coming in Gmail Update: Pinch-to-Zoom and More

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    If you have been one of those folks scratching your head as to why pinch-to-zoom doesn't work in Gmail, and were hoping for the feature to eventually show up, then today's news might please you. Apparently the new Gmail update that will come with Android 4.2 will include several new features, including pinch-to-zoom. Apparently, there's a whole lot more to the new mobile version of Gmail than just that, however. Here's a quick breakdown of just some of the new features:
    The kind folks at AndroidPolice shared this story as well as a downloadable APK file for everyone to try it out. We included a download mirror below, but feel free to hit up their story at the source link below for more details and more download links. Above is a video demo of the new features.

    Download: New and Unreleased Android 4.2 Gmail APK File

    Source: AndroidPolice
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    Been running the new gmail apk for days. It's great!
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    They should include a way to permanently delete emails from the mobile browser...
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    I just wish there was a way to accept all images from all senders in one specific setting. I hate having to check "always allow images from this sender". Very annoying.
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    I'm dying for a select all button in the gmail app. The new swipe to delete is a nice feature and pinch to zoom is welcomed, but its still far from perfect imo.

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    I'm getting this mesage, "App not installed. An existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed." I'm on a Bionic, with CyanogenMod, 20121013, unofficial-targa, JB.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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    Is this only for those running 4.2? Or will it work with ICS?
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    Same here love the new features.

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    It's not an installable apk. You need to delete the current gmail apk (or rename with .bak extension) and then drop the new gmail apk into /system/app, change permissions to RW-R-R and reboot.
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    I'm getting a message, "Paste failure. There was not enough free disk space to complete the paste operation." I deleted the original gmail apk, but getting same message.
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    Your /system/app directory is filled up. You'll have to open space somehow by removing apks you don't need/use. Be careful though. Removing certain ones could break things within the ROM.

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    Is this going to be another Jellybean only thing like Google Now?
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    how about if I delete LatinIME.apk? It's about 23.5 mb. Would that adversely effect Swiftkey3? Or Cm wallpaper? About 7 mb.
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    Heh, its funny. I've never needed to zoom in on an e-mail until a couple days ago and was annoyed that you couldn't. Looks like all will be ok very soon in terms of that little thing.
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    How big is the new gmail apk and how much space do you currently have available in your /system/app directory? Just want to make sure you really are filled up before I have you deleting. ;)

    Both should be fine. I think LatinIME is just the keyboard but I'm not 100% on that. Since you have swift key it shouldn't be an issue.

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    according to Root Explore, /system/app has 292 mb used, and 0k free. I think the new GMail apk is about 3 mb
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    OK just wanted to be sure that's what the problem was. Should be able to pick either one to remove without a problem

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    Success. Thanks for all your assistance.
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    Man, pinch-to-zoom should have been implemented eons ago :blink: at this point instead of being a "YEY, that's awesome!" reaction it's more of a sarcastic "it's about @#$%* time" reaction. :dry:

    Maybe now that they've FINALLY added pinch-to-zoom and have gotten that checked off the list they can start focusing more on removing all the annoying bugs and glitches in Android. :wink-b:
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