With the first Android 5.0 device going live today, the much awaited 5.0 update of the Gmail app can now be downloaded. The update brings significant changes to the UI courtesy of Google’s Material Design principles. The new Gmail also includes support for non-Google email accounts such as Yahoo, Outlook etc, thus making the standard Email client on your Android device redundant.
There’s no word on when the update will start rolling out, but if you’re impatient to get your hands on the latest version of Gmail, you can manually download the apk file and sideload it onto your smartphone. It works with every device running Android 4.0 and up, so compatibility is not an issue.
However, some users are reporting that the app is not stable enough, so there might be some work left to be done. But on the surface, Gmail 5.0 seems to be working just fine and can certainly work as your primary email client. Make sure you hit the Play Store link below to check for an update or manually download the apk file from the link here.
Source: Google Play Store
Via: Droid Life