Gmail 5.0 Brings Material Design and More

Gmail 5.0 Brings Material Design and More

A few days ago, we saw an unofficial Gmail update to version 5.0. The previous update required users to uninstall the old Gmail version from their devices before installing the new APK due to a signature mismatch. As was expected at the time, the official rollout has begun taking place and Gmail 5.0 with Material Design aesthetics and Exchange account support has finally arrived.

Along with the refreshed layouts, the update to version 5 brings a much needed splash of color element, making it easier on the eyes and a pleasure to use. Under the hood, Gmail has added Exchange account support, allowing you to access various non-Google email accounts and saving users the hassle of using separate apps. Due to this being a properly signed APK, you do not need to uninstall your current version of Gmail, as the cryptographic signature will match and you can simply upgrade your existing app.

Head on over to the Gmail 5.0 download link to get started with the new Material Design-enhanced Gmail experience. So what will it be? All-in-one Gmail, or the new high-productivity Inbox? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Faiz Malkani
Faiz Malkani

Faiz Malkani is a designer committed to creating memorable digital experiences augmented by delightful interfaces. He's been working in the design field for over three years and is proficient in experience design and interface design. He also codes occasionally, with Android and Frontend Web being his preferred platforms.