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October 23, 2008

Gmail Mobile App 2.0

Google released version 2.0 of Gmail's mobile application for Java-enabled phones. The new version has been initially released for Blackberry phones, but you can now use it on any phone that supports Java.

What's great about Gmail Mobile 2.0? It works offline: you can preload messages from the inbox and from all your labels to read them when you are offline. You can also compose messages when you don't have an Internet connection and Gmail sends them when you are online.

The application notifies you when there is new mail in the inbox, so you don't have to constantly click on Refresh. It's now possible to save the credentials for more than one Gmail account and switch between the accounts directly from the menu. What's more, Gmail Mobile 2.0 supports Google Apps accounts, which previously required a separate application.

Some cool things to try:
* scroll using the left or the right key of your phone
* the updated interface for contacts which has more powerful search

To install the new version, go to m.google.com/mail from your mobile phone's browser. From what I noticed, this version is less responsive than Gmail Mobile 1.5 and it uses more data.

67 comments:

  1. It deleted all my midlets, and looks like crashed java in phone :( Phone is HTC P3300.

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  2. "The Gmail app is not supported for Windows Mobile, Palm Treo, or BREW-enabled devices."

    (What are the Gmail application requirements?)

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  3. Great App on WM6 but on Diamont (Res 640x480) very small signs

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  4. wheres my computer's offline gmail support?

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  5. You can read your Gmail messages offline if you use an email client like Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. An offline version of Gmail powered by Gears is in the works.

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  6. Could someone please post the link to the .jar file here? Google does not let me download it to my Palm Centro (same for gmail app 1.5, but it works fine). Thanks!

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  7. Works great on my LG VU

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  8. It gives me an Out of memory error on my Razr. I've tried deleting other apps and reinstalling, even turning my phone off and on. It absolutely won't run. (Version 2.06)

    Can anybody post the link to the older version? I now don't have any Gmail app on my phone. Older is still better than none.

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  9. I wish there was a way to add attachments. anyone know of a way to do this with this app?

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  10. Works great on a S60V3 (Nokia 6110). Now the only big missing feature is attachments upload..

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  11. A few second i thought i had read it was google docs mobile :-(

    works great on my E61i, seems to have an option to go in background, to claim email was send with a mobile, to annonce arrival of email (not tested)

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  12. New mail notification doesn't seem to work on Nokia 6110 navigator (S60), what should it be supposed to do?

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  13. Doesn't work on my MotoMAXX V6. Starts, but soft keys don't work

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  14. Version 1.1 works in SE W760i but 2.0 don't. It seems to be a certificate error problem.

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  15. "From what I noticed, this version is less responsive than Gmail Mobile 1.5 and it uses more data."

    I've been using this new version for quite some time on my BlackBerry Pearl 8130. In my experience on my phone, it's much faster than the old version. I used to constants get "mini-freezes" where everything seemed to lock up for a few seconds. I haven't noticed it all since I updated. I had considered putting my gmail into my BIS account and just using that method of delivery instead of the app (I didn't like that idea 'cause I wanted to keep the personal and work messages separate). Once this version came out, I abandoned that idea. While I could care less about how much data it uses, I'm sure that matters to some.

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  16. It says something like "Wait while Gmail loads for the first time"... but it have passed 10 minutes, and it stays there. I'm using a nokia 6131 (i've read that it works to other people).

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  17. Works well and fast on SPRINT Mogul by HTC
    running Windows Mobile 6.1

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  18. I've been using version 2.0.5 on my BlackBerry for weeks now. Has this version just now been released for other phones or something? I don't get why this is news at the end of October. lol.

    Anyway, I do have to constantly hit "Refresh" in order to see my new e-mail. The blog post claims that users do not have to press Refresh constantly. Oh, how I wish that was true. :)

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  19. @Jay:

    As I mentioned in the first paragraph, "the new version has been initially released for Blackberry phones, but you can now use it on any phone that supports Java."

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  20. Thanks, Alex. Actually, just for the heck of it, I uninstalled 2.0.5 and started the install of the latest version -- we've been upgraded to version 2.0.6. :) Sweet.

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  21. It crashed java in phone. Phone is HTC P3300.

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  22. I've downloaded this on my V3 Razr, but I can't sign on. I get two sign on boxes, and can enter my email address, but can never put in my password. Is it possible to go back to the old version?

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  23. Still unable to save attachments!!!!!!
    Very, very frustrating!!!!
    I would give up all of these new features for the simple ability to save an attachment.
    Currently the only option is to view an attachment and surprisingly I have no interest in viewing the binary of a .SIS install file.

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  24. I don't get why Google chooses to ignore the vast amount of PalmOS phones available on the market. The Palm Centro sold about 3M units by now...

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  25. Much slower on Nokia 6680 then 1.5 version.

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  26. I like version 1.5 better, so there Google!!

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  27. i have the samsung highnote m630 and i keep getting links to gmail but they seem to be for my browser. i want to download the app. is my phone too new? can anyone help. it'd be much appreciated. thank you.

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  28. My V3 Razr says "the application was unable to perform one or more requests because there was not enough memory. If you continue to receive this message, please visit mail.google.com/support/ for assistance.

    Don't know how to fix the problem, support doesn't help. Any clues??

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  29. Anyone out there with a Samsung Rant (on Sprint) that has been able to successfully run 2.0.6 on their phone? I had to manually upload via an upload service (Rumkin), and while I got it to start up, the app appears to hang on the initial loading screen (the one stating Please be patient while Gmail loads for the first time). I let it run for at least 10 minutes, and was pretty convinced it was hung. I tried this several times, but to no avail.

    So I downloaded 1.5, and it runs just fine on my phone. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong???

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  30. Am I the only one that can't login to GMail using the new app? I have downloaded the new application onto a Sony Ericcson C905 and the new Blackberry Storm (9500?) and I cannot login from either - the username/password combination is always rejected...

    I feel like I have had my hands chopped off :-(

    Darren

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  31. Freeze freeze freeze. After the app freezes the first time and you have to manually close it, it will never load up again. You have to uninstall it and reinstall it for it to work, only to have the same thing happen again. Going back to 1.5.

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  32. hi guys.. anyone know why you cannot retrieve all contacts on gmail v.2.. meaning when you reply and want to add names it gives you only t he most contacted adds and not all... its a menace...

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  33. I'm running a Samsung A516. Only v1.0 works on this phone. 1.5 and 2.0.6 do not work at all... an tips/hints/suggestions?

    1.5 would not allow me to log in.
    2.0 loads up, logs in, but then crashes for an 'unknown reason'.

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  34. Just got my LG Lotus.

    Gmail is Visit only on m.gmail.com.

    I can't download the stand-alone app.

    I also can't bluetooth the file over.

    SUCKS!

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  35. it works great on my motorola rokr e8!!

    thanks!

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  36. Unable to download the app from any of the offered ways...none of the direct jar links work either, "page not found" errors.

    What to do?

    Wish I could get this.

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  37. All the direct links work. Download the .jar files to your computer and then transfer them to your mobile phone.

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  38. There is seriously no way to send attachments? What is even the point of putting this out? Why not wait until there is actually a worthwhile version?

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  39. 2.0 won't work on my Sony Ericsson D750i. If I login a normal gmail account it's ok, but I can't login to my google apps account. How can I make it ok?

    (The old "blue" Mail by Google is works)

    Thanks!
    balint at krivan dot info

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  40. This new version has wasted alot of my time...the old version worked perfect, now I can't even go back to it! I will no longer use this app, and will not spend another minute of my day on it.

    Google needs to look at these problems a bit more seriously! I have read numerous messages...all reporting on the notorious freeze???

    What a mess,,,,good luck people

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  41. I have a high note Sprint phone and get this error when downloading the app.

    This issues has been reported. Please try again later 950 Server error.

    I had the RANT ALSO and same issue but downloaded the new firmware and it worked directly from the link.

    WTF, what kind of server error. I have another preloaded application of gmail but it sucks cant do anyting feeling disabled!!

    Someone please help!

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  42. Does any one have a link to the .jar file for V1.5 on the Moto RAZR V3xx. The link provided above appears to be for another type of phone because when on loaded it the up/down navigation keys do not work.
    Sonce trying V2 unsucessfully I cannot go back to V1.5.
    Regards,
    Tony

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  43. Why on earth can we STILL not apply labels?!? That is a big part of what makes gmail unique.

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  44. I'm running a Samsung blackjack SGH-i607. Only v1.0 works on this phone. 1.5 and 2.0.6 do not work at all... an tips/hints/suggestions?

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  45. Can anyone recommend a good mobile webmail app? I installed roundcube on my webserver and it works great for desktop access. But since its a Web 2.0 app, my mobile browser can't open any messages. I'm looking for a good lightweight mobile webmail app to install on my webserver that I can access from my windows mobile.

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  46. Am using nokia xpress music 5310 i am getting certificate error when log into gmail.. i tried copying the certificate which is at www.verisign.com/cgi-bin/support/rootcert/getrootcert.cer but did not work not sure about the procedure of activating it/ location to place ..etc

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  47. does it work with Nokia 6600i ?
    I am desperatey need it. Gmail runs well in previous Nokia. How can it not run with the new phone? what's up Nokia?
    anyone please help

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  48. i have tested gmail mobile v2.0.6 on my nokia 3230, and its working fine. but i have not tested the attachments opens or upload.

    thx for the release.

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  49. does anybody know why can.t i find the shortcut of gmail apps after instalation in htc touch cruise wm6 ? i can conect to server, but after that i CANT find where is installes apps and shortcut !!!

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  50. I've got a Nokia 5310, and I just updated it to the latest firmware... I re-loaded the gmail app, but it keeps giving me some certificate error, the same as Jignesh Patel... Is there any way around this? The Verisign cert doesn't work, and I need to be able to use this app...

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  51. Tried installing 2.06 on a Nokia N97.....installs OK, but on running the app, I get the message "loading - please be patient while Gmail loads for the first time..." and the phone hangs.

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  52. where is the direct link? none of posted links work, tried installing it form phone and i got in in swedish version, wtf

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  53. total failure also on Nokia E65... "certificate error". WTF

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  54. Download link for Gmail 2:
    http://m.google.com/mail/download/binaries/L2/2.0.6/mail_m2.jar

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  55. How can I store my account setting without storing my password?

    I need to store my "more views" settings, but I need Gmail 2 "NOT" to store my password.

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  56. gmail says out of memory on my razr. is there somewhare i can find the old version?
    B

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  57. how i can download this?
    when i wont send url gmail to my phone on gmail website, invalid numer...

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  58. isn't there any way to download jar to pc and then transfer if to phone? no direct link given on this page is working. the link "m.gmail.com/app" is not opening on the phone. i am using nokia 3100c. i was able to download the jar about 2 yrs earlier but can't find the same link again...

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  59. 10x for the link man.......

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  60. thx for the link..!!!

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  61. is there a way to get the alx and cod files for deployment via BES?

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  62. i don't get it, the iv tried EVERYTHING, when i open gmail, either the load bar stops, or I can't even open the gmail app, cuz there is some kinf of error, im using WI-FI only, and i have no internet plan on my blackberry curve

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  63. When Gmail for Symbian? When Gmail for Symbian?

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