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Google Updates Gmail for Android OS, Fights to Unify Mobile Experience
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 18:39

From PC World

Google Updates Gmail for Android OS, Fights to Unify Mobile ExperienceGoogle updated its Gmail mobile e-mail client for the Android operating system decoupling it from a smartphone's core functions. The move by Google to independently offer a version of its Gmail software is a big step by the company to wrestle back control from carriers how core functions of the Android OS look and perform.

 



Most owners of Android-based phones rely on a version of Gmail baked into the phone's OS provided from a wireless carrier. Users rely on the carrier to manage and update that version of Gmail. Now Google has freed Gmail from carriers, meaning Android users will get individual updates straight from Google, bypassing the carrier. This gives both Google and end users more control over managing and updating the Gmail e-mail client on their Android-based phone. ..

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