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May 20, 2014

Google Gmail for Android updates graphics and new Drive integration

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The Google Gmail team have introduced a brand new update to their ‘Gmail for Android’ app, and the rollout has already started earlier today, here in the UK expect to receive it by the weekend. Of course, this would mean that over the course of the next few days, more and more users, around the world, who use Android devices – tablets and smartphones, will be able to enjoy this particular update that will deliver a slew of new features, including the ability to save to Google Drive, apart from offering better support for right-to-left languages.

English speakers are used to reading sentences from left-to-right, but many languages are written from right-to-left, including Arabic, Hebrew and Persian. Gmail for Android will now adapt itself to those languages, making it look and feel accordingly.

Being able to save to Google Drive is definitely an extremely welcome addition no matter how you look at it. No longer do you need to download attachments to your smartphone or tablet which will eventually take up more and more space over the course of time, such attachments can be uploaded to Google Drive directly, making it easier to access as well, whether you are at home, in the office or on the move.

Apart from that, spam explanations will let you know why a particular message has ended up in the spam folder, and this gives a wee bit of insight into how Google thinks when it comes to grading the kind of email that heads your way.

<string name=”profile_email_forced_spam_label”>Why is this message in Spam? &lt;b>%1$s&lt;/b> cannot reach you via your Google+ profile at this time.</string>

<string name=”forged_and_phishy_simple”>Be careful with this message. This message may not have been sent by: &lt;b>%1$s&lt;/b>.</string>

<string name=”sender_is_a_known_spammer_spf_domain”>”Why is this message in Spam? We’ve found that lots of messages from &lt;b>%2$s&lt;/b> are spam.”</string>

<string name=”sender_is_a_known_spammer_dkim_domain”>”Why is this message in Spam? We’ve found that lots of messages from &lt;b>%2$s&lt;/b> are spam.”</string>

<string name=”with_option_unsubscribe”>Why is this message in Spam? You tried to unsubscribe from this sender but they continued to send you email, so new messages are put directly in Spam to keep them out of your inbox.</string>

<string name=”no_option_unsubscribe”>”Why is this message in Spam? You tried to unsubscribe from this sender but they didn’t provide a way to do that, so new messages are put directly in Spam to keep them out of your inbox.”</string>

<string name=”looks_suspicious”>”Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information.”</string>

Are you pleased with the latest update? Give us your opinion in the comments section below, once you have had chance to check it out.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini