Google has updated the Gmail app for Android, and some of the new features might help improve your battery life. The Gmail update allows users to download priority e-mails first, so that the app fetches fewer messages and uses less data, thus using less battery life. As we all know, Android can use all the help it can get for saving battery life, especially 4G Android devices.
Other fixes include the ability to use custom ringtones for labels with certain messages. It’s very cool to be able to know whether you can ignore messages or answer them immediately based on custom notifications, just like you can with ringtones for callers or SMS notifications.
Here’s a list of what’s new in the update:
- Save bandwidth and battery by only syncing priority mail
- Use label notifications to mash up filters, labels, and ringtones
- Remember ‘Show Pictures’ for senders
- Turn off sticky message actions in landscape or all orientations
- Better TalkBalk support for accessibility
- Performance improvements
It’s available in the Android Market now, so go on ahead and update!