You’d think the Gmail Android app would get a little more TLC, coming from the very folks who own Android ‘n’ all. It's not in particularly great shape. Imagine a Jan OS with a rubbish Janmail app. Crazy.
But no more! Well, mostly. Gmail 4.2.1 for Android introduces a bunch of new features (some of which we previewed back in October), though Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is a prerequisite.
The various features originally popped up in Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.1), and they’ve now been rolled out to a wider audience via Google Play.
In addition to the usual “bug fixes and performance improvements”, one of the key features in Gmail 4.2.1 is auto-fit, which resizes emails to fit the display so you don’t have to scroll left and right to see content.
On a similar note, Gmail 4.2.1 also introduces pinch to zoom. The future is now, brothers.
You can also swipe messages to delete or archive, and attach photos and videos from within Gmail 4.2.1.
Finally, there are larger photo previews, and a gallery view for photo attachments.
And that’s Gmail 4.2.1. Go forth and email.