Google announced it will launch a fundamentally revamped version of Gmail for iOS and Android devices a few months after it unveiled its redesign to desktop and web browsers.
A series of new features, including nudges and smart answers, part of the machine learning power will be presented on mobile and tablet devices in the coming weeks as part of Google's wider pressure to rebrand its suite of productivity applications.
Google Material Theme, which debuted with the new Gmail in 2018, then in Disk, Calendar and Google Docs, will eventually be incorporated into all G-Suite applications, the company announced on the blog.
"Today, we are hitting the year with a new look for Gmail on the mobile, too. As part of the new design, you can quickly view attachments – like images – without opening or scrolling through the conversation," said Gmail's product manager Nicholas Ray .
"It's also easier to switch between personal and work accounts, so you can access all your messages without breaking the sweat. And just like the Internet, you'll get big, red alerts to let you know when something looks like a fiche- y. "
The technical giant issued a redesign of its leading e-mail service last year to improve the user experience and deploy new technologies and features designed to ease Inbox management. These include yellow "trims" that encourage users to return or follow messages that are untouched days, as well as high-priority notifications.
But Google is not the only firm working on fundamental changes to its email service, with Mozilla announcing at the start of the year to renew efforts to improve its open source Thunderbird client.
Among the changes highlighted are the redesigned user interface (UI), better stability and smoother integration of Gmail.
IT Pro approached Google for further comment and requested a clearer timeframe for starting redesigned mobile versions of the rest of G Suite.