A trend with companies with Android products has been to take stock pre-installed apps and add them to the Play Store. This allows for quick updates, especially for urgent issues, without having to wait on full Android revisions; as evidenced by Android 4.4.3, that can be a really long wait. Google itself has to jump on the bandwagon as well, of course, so it has taken the stock Android Email app and added it to Google Play.
To be clear, this is not Gmail (though you can add Gmail accounts) — it’s the other app, which has always received a very limited amount of love from the Mountain View-based company. That ignorance of the Email app may be soon going away though, as along with simply adding it to the Play Store, Google has added a couple new features (and squashed a couple bugs).
First off in the Email app update is increased security in unspecified ways, which can be anything but a bad thing, right? Next is an “Easier account setup flow,” followed by the addition of printing emails and some fixed bugs.
The Email app hasn’t been made available for all devices just yet, as only recent Nexus devices and select Google Play Editions have access to it. Hit up the source link below and let us know if your device is compatible.