After release Google’s new email app Inbox by Gmail that promises to change the way your emails are organized, Gmail is offering a revamped Gmail 5.0. With the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google is updating many of its apps and the latest app to get major updates is the Gmail which will be updated to the new 5.0 version.
Google has been updating its apps by applying its new “Material Design” which it had showcased at this year’s I/O and which offers a completely new design interface with a lot of visual as well as functional enhancements compared to the previous Android versions.
According to AnandTech, the most conspicuous change in the Material Design interface of the new Gmail 5.0 app is the color change. In the old version, unread messages were white and they turned to grey once they had been read. In the new design, the read messages are normal font while new unread messages are bold and background is white for all.
The header and status bar, and the round compose button for new email are all red. The contact photos are displayed in circles instead of squares. The navigation drawer has been changed from grey to white and your Google+ cover photo is displayed at the top.
The app has a new thread interface featuring auto-updating email threads. It will provide support for corporate/exchange accounts and handle all your email accounts of other email providers such as Yahoo, Outlook, AOL Mail, iCloud Mail and other services that support IMAP/POP. You can thus access all your email accounts with a single app.
Android Police had already got its hands on the Gmail 5.0 APK earlier. Now, with the public release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the redesigned Gmail 5.0 app for Android will also roll out and will be available for download on Google Play. The new Gmail app will support devices running Android 4.0 and above so many users will be able to get advantage of this update which will be rolling out slowly over the next few days.