Android 2.1 adds new features to Gmail app [Video]

by Hero on January 5, 2010

in Applications,Firmware,News,Video

Android 2.1 adds new features to Gmail appThere’s been a lot of buzz today surrounding the official launch of the Google Nexus One smartphone. As most of you know the Nexus One will be arriving with Android 2.1 in tow, this brings with it a host of new features. This includes some nice new additions to the Gmail application,

As we know that HTC Hero owners will be getting Android 2.1, we can all look forward to this upgrade at some point down the line. The list of new Gmail additions in Android 2.0 and 2.1 are as follows:

  • Quick contact badge: Press the contact status icon within Gmail, and a handy box shows all of the ways you can reply to a contact — including email, chat, SMS, and Facebook.
  • Voice input: Swipe the keyboard, then just speak to select contacts or write an email, complete with punctuation.
  • Multiple Gmail accounts: Sync multiple accounts to the same device and switch between them without leaving the app.
  • Undo: A handy ‘undo’ link makes it easier to retrieve messages when you hit archive or delete by mistake.

Check out a video demonstrating these new features after the break.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shahpur January 8, 2010 at 11:57 AM

switching between gmail accounts without leaving the app was already possible on the Motorola Milestone with Android 2.0.

2 Peter Ebenezer January 10, 2010 at 4:37 PM

But the Hero Is still currently on 1.5 which you cant do easily…

Voice Input sounds great! Hope its not just an ‘American only’ thing….
Also I hope they fix file transfers via bluetooth…. and make the hands-free thing more compatible. as I am putting off buying a hands-free bluetooth compatible head-unit for the car until I know the Hero will play ball with it…

3 Drizz January 12, 2010 at 3:51 AM

The HTC Hero set the bar high enough for Google to start copying Sense UI. 90% of the 2.1 features already run on Sense UI. Sprint offers a great turn by turn nav app for free, the UI is so much better and we also have Flash lite for webpages, granted its choppy and doesnt work or takes forever to load but still, who can truely say flash 10.1 is going to be significantly better. You want 2.1 with a new feel? Get the HTC Hero. Google is even copying HTC for there UI, and updates

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