Google updates Gmail Android app with pinch-to-zoom and other new features

Google has finally released the much awaited Gmail version 4.2.1 update. This update brings the pinch-to-zoom, swipe-to-delete and more such cool features, which were first seen in the new crop of Nexus devices that went on sale last month.

Many of these new features are not available for all the Android devices and devices with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or more on-board will only see most of these. Here is a breakdown of new features and which Android version will get

Device running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean:

  • Auto-fit messages to screen and message zooming
  • Swipe messages to archive or delete
  • Attach photos and videos from within Gmail
  •  Larger photo previews and gallery view for photo attachments
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Devices running on Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb:

  • New Labels API for 3rd-party app developers
    Performance improvements

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