Gmail Update Brings ICS Features To Honeycomb

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Ever since Ice Cream Sandwich came out, we’ve seen plenty of apps updated to include new functionality you’ll only see on Android 4.0. Granted, there was the same sort of thing going on before to an extent, like special Honeycomb versions of popular apps, but that’s not making us any less anxious to see ICS finally released for our existing Android smartphones and tablets, so that we can enjoy all these latest app features. While there’s nothing much to be done about speeding that up, in the meantime Google’s released an update for its Android Gmail app, bringing some of those once-ICS-exclusive features to Honeycomb users.

Features like swiping between conversations and the introduction of a 30-day local message sync in order to help speed-up search performance are now available on Honeycomb tablets, in addition to those running Ice Cream Sandwich. Others include improvements to label handling, letting you set custom notifications and quickly access recent labels.

While Honeycomb sees the lion’s share of improvements with this release, Google hasn’t entirely forgotten about Android 2.x devices; Froyo and Gingerbread users should notice some improved app performance, and developers will now be able use new API hooks for working with labels.

Source: Google Play

Via: Phone Scoop

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