Google Releases Gmail 5.0, Adds Material Design and Support For IMAP and Exchange

Google Releases Gmail 5.0, Adds Material Design and Support For IMAP and Exchange

Google has started rolling up a major update to the Gmail app for Android. Gmail 5.0 brings support for Material Design, allowing it to blend in with all of the other apps Google has updated for Android 5.0 Lollipop. 

If you have been using Inbox, the new Gmail app will make you feel right at home.  

In addition to the UI changes, the company has also added support for other IMAP and Exchange accounts, making it really easy to manage all your email accounts from one app. In affect, this can be seen as a replacement for the stock Email app on Android. 

Gmail 5.0 for Android is starting to roll out now, however, because of Google's stagnant rollouts you may not see the update right away. If you can't wait, the folks at Android Police have posted the official APK for the app on their website. The APK is cryptographically signed by Google and can easy be sideloaded on your device. 

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