If you happen to own one of the many Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablets, you’re likely (not-so) patiently awaiting the Android 4.0 upgrade to hit your device. Some tablets have already been given the upgrade, but many more are left with Honeycomb, with nary an update in sight.
To hold you over until the upgrade finally comes, Google has pushed out an update to the Gmail application for Android 3.2 tablets. The update brings ICS-like functionality to Gmail, including:
- Swipe to move between conversations
- Tap your account to access recent labels
- Set custom notifications for individual labels
- Syncs the last 30 days of messages for faster viewing and search
While not mind-blowing by any stretch of the imagination, it’s good to see Google bringing ICS-like functionality to older tablets running Honeycomb. Still, it’s somewhat embarrassing that these tablets aren’t yet running Android 4, especially considering the limited skinning of Android tablets face, especially compared to Android smartphones. Then again, Dustin reminds me that maybe tablets running different versions of Android isn’t such a big deal.
There are a few minor updates to the Gmail application for Android 2.2 and 2.3 users as well, so you’ll want to go ahead and navigate to the Play Store to update your Gmail application.