Google Gmail for Mobile Offers New iPhone, Android Engine
Google updates the mobile version of Gmail running on the iPhone and the Android Web browser to make it faster and more flexible with aggressive caching and the use of new technologies such as HTML5 and Gears. The new Gmail for Mobile comes out April 7. Although Android occupies a relatively small portion of the mobile operating system market at this point, companies such as Samsung are planning to equip upcoming devices with the OS.Google has equipped the new version of Gmail for Mobile, rolling out on April 7, with technologies that will theoretically allow it to run faster on both the Apple iPhone and on mobile devices equipped with Google's Android Web browser. The Android operating system is making an appearance on an increased number of smartphones, including three new devices set to debut in 2009 from Samsung. More Android-equipped phones may follow from Verizon Wireless.
According to Google, updated Gmail for Mobile can perform e-mail, Web navigation and searches more quickly than before; in addition, Gmail will also compensate for a shaky data network connection, allowing users to open recently read messages and compose e-mails even if the network drops out.