The good folks at Android Police got their hands on the next version of the Gmail app for Android (v4.2). There’s nothing new on the UI like I was expecting with a side panel (like the G+ app) for the labels or something like it, but still, it has a few excellent tricks up its sleeves. Let’s check them out:
First, there’s something people have been asking for a long, long time: Pinch to zoom. That’s right, pinch-to-zoom has finally arrived on Gmail after having over 1600 people asking for it. Check the video for some of that pinching action.
As you may have noticed, there’s another feature there, and that’s the fact that you can now swipe away your emails like with the notifications. Gmail gives you the option to change the action for the swipe. The default is “Archive or delete” which means that if the mail is in the inbox, it gets archived, if it’s on All Mail or Sent, is deleted and if it’s on a label, it removes the label.
The other options are No Effect, in case you don’t like swiping (let’s face it, if you don’t like swiping, your shouldn’t be using a smartphone these days), and Always delete, which is pretty self-explanatory.
Gmail has another new trick, but it’s not as exciting as the other ones, and it’s report a message as phishing. Ok, so it’s probably important but not as cool so we’ll just leave it at that, ok?
Now we just have to wait for the APK to trickle down into our hands and we’ll share it with you. Stay tuned!
source: Android Police