Google has released an update for the Gmail App on Android and added couple of new features that aim to conserve device’s battery life.
The new Gmail App 2.3.5 promises to bring performance improvements and also provides customisation facility. Users can also set “Show Pictures” for specific senders and there by skip off that one additional step to see an entire email. Sporting a new logo, the Gmail App update is already available for handsets running Android 2.2 or higher through the Android Market.
Usually, the Gmail App allows syncing emails from last four days and includes all emails for all labels. In order to save some data connection bandwidth and also battery life, the new update allows syncing only Priority Mails — those emails that qualify and are set for Priority Inbox. By this nominal tweak, you can stay updated quickly with the emails that are important and also save some battery life to make your phone run couple of minutes longer.
The Sticky Messages actions while changing between the screen orientations can be turned off so that one can view the content without getting irritated. Not only that, you can set ‘Show Pictures’ setting as on for the select senders.
Finally, users would now be able to assign specific ringtones to each Label or Filters assigned in Gmail. That is aimed to keep you abreast with the Labelled mails and Filtered mails.
Some tweaks can help you save battery life by couple of minutes and it’s better than getting the “text only” settings. If the update for your Gmail App hasn’t been pushed to you then you can always download it from the Android Market.