Gmail has released a brand new version of Gmail’s Java application for mobile phones. Gmail Mobile 1.5 now shows yours bandwidth usage whenever it loads or refreshes. It comes extremely useful for those running on pay-as-you-go plans.
Other new features include an option to access your contacts easily from the menu. The new contact option shows you the same contact information as seen in the standard version of Gmail. You can see email address, photo and recent conversation. You can also call your contact, if you have stored his/her phone number.
Gmail 1.5 lets you save your incomplete message, but surprisingly, the incomplete message is not stored as draft. Instead, it is stored in your phone and you can store just one incomplete message at any given time.
Oddly, the application automatically appends an ad at the bottom of each message, which reads: “Sent from Gmail for mobile | mobile.google.com”. There is an option in the settings to disable this promotion ad, but still I think it’s a bad way to promote the Gmail Mobile. If it was Yahoo! or Hotmail doing the same in their mobile mail application, it was absolutely fine. Can’t imagine Google is doing this!
To install or upgrade Gmail Mobile, just go to gmail.com/app from your mobile browser.