Revised Android Gmail App Supports Outlook, Yahoo Mail
Google has re-envisioned Gmail for Android 5.0 Lollipop and made it a more robust app thanks to several new tools. The overhauled application adopts Material Design, which is the new design language seen across many Android apps. It also adds some key features. Primarily, Gmail adds in-app support for other email services. Gmail 5.0 lets users of Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, Outlook.com, and other POP3/IMAP4 email services add their accounts directly to the Gmail app. Gmail can also now support separate, employer-based Exchange accounts in addition to the user's Gmail account. The various accounts can be viewed separately or together. Gmail 5.0 also adds a number of new swiping gestures for archiving and replying to messages. Gmail 5.0 is built into devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new Gmail app will be made available to handsets running Android 4.0 and up in the next few days.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Gmail for Android Gains Microsoft Exchange Support
Google today said the global Android Gmail app is set to add support for Microsoft Exchange. "Whether you're on Google Apps or Exchange, you can use the Gmail app on any Android device to send and receive mail," said Google in a blog post.
Google Testing 3rd-Party Email Access in iOS Gmail App
Google is allowing people to use their non-Gmail email service within the Gmail app for iOS. Apple's own iOS email app and Microsoft's Outlook email app both already support multiple email services, as does Gmail on Android handsets.
Yahoo Mail Now Supports Multiple Accounts
Yahoo today rolled out a new version of its Mail application for the iPhone and added the ability to use multiple email accounts. The app now supports Yahoo, Outlook, and AOL email services and can be used to manage a handful of accounts from a single inbox.