Gmail for Android app gets major facelift

Prioty inbox and multiple accounts improved

Gmail revamp comes on a busy day for Google's mobile offering.

Google has issued a major update to its Gmail app for Android 2.2 handsets, implementing many of the features users have been hoping for.

The biggest change is an update to the Priority inbox, which means that all priority mails now have their own special inbox view. There's also the option to send messages from multiple accounts for the first time.

It's now easier to reply all and forward messages thanks to a handy drop-down menu and you'll also be able to reply to messages inline. There's also improved message composition and it's a cleaner easier to use app in general.

The app is currently only available on Android 2.2 phones or higher, and will, naturally be available on the Google Nexus S, the first Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone out later this month.

The Gmail overhaul is the second piece of big news from Google mobile today. The search giant has added the instant search functionality to the mobile site, which means results will appear as you type. On first glance, it's as good an experience as it is on your desktop. Bravo.

Link: Google (via TechRadar)