Google’s been on a Material Design spree as of late, updating apps like Google Play Newsstand and Google Play Store with a more Android 5.0 look. Now the Material Design-ified version of Gmail has surfaced too.
Gmail for Android version 5.0 has been leaked by Android Police, and the app has a couple of major features that are worth noting. First up is a Material Design makeover, complete with a round red Compose button in the lower right corner, a floating hamburger button, icons in the slide-out menu and more.
Just in case a Material Design-ification isn’t enough for you, Google’s also thrown support for non-Gmail accounts into its Gmail app. Yep, that means that you can use Yahoo, Outlook and AOL Mail accounts, among others. The app also supports Exchange email, meaning that you can add your work email in there too.
This Gmail v5.0 update looks to be a pretty big deal. Not only does it fit right in with Android 5.0, but it adds some major functionality that basically eliminates the need for the stock Android app. Best of all, you can give this app a try right now if you’re willing to sideload a leaked app. And if you’re not, you can still get a preview of the new app by checking out the screenshots that’ve been shared by Android Police.
If you do decide to load this new Gmail app onto your device, be sure to let us know!