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Jumping Ship: 5 iPhone features I would consider leaving Android for


Have you ever questioned your choice in smartphone? What about your choice in smartphone platform?

You are reading Android Authority, and we do love Android phones, but once in a while I (can’t speak for anyone else) find myself questioning – would I, or could I, ever jump ship and become an iPhone user? The answer is obviously yes, I could if I wanted to, but what would drive me to do so?

The primary argument of Android vs iPhone used to always come down to the snappiness of the UI, the instant response when swiping between home screens and opening app, and the “clean” interaction with the devices. And it was true; Android phones, with their customized “skins,” bloated interfaces, and unpolished designs, garnered a bit of a bad reputation and a deficit in that argument – primarily with the everyday user. However, Android (and even hardware manufacturers) has come a long way in years past. With the likes of the Google Pixel and the Galaxy S8, lag or stutter is pretty much a thing of the past, and a vanilla Android experience is pretty much as clean as anyone could ask for.

So now, thinking Android vs iPhone, it comes down to specific features between the two that would make one consider trading sides. For me, though I’m an avid Android user, and have been for years, I’m surrounded in personal and professional life by iPhone users. I sometimes find myself coveting the features that they have, and wishing that the interaction between our phones could be a bit more seamless. To be more specific, here are 5 features that I would/have considered leaving Android for.


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#1: iMessage

At the top of the list, taking the cake as the primary reason I’d consider switching to iPhone, is iMessage.

iMessage has proven itself to be one the largest selling points of the iPhone. Apple obviously knows that it has a winner here, and they’ve put significant time and resources into making sure it stays a top-dog in the messaging app space. When iOS 10 was released last year, iMessage stole the spotlight, with more new features announced than any other aspect of the device. Other apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Allo and more are always nipping at its heels, but iMessage remains leaps and bounds ahead of its closest competitors.

Outside of the messaging experience itself, iMessage has a ton of functionality to improve your everyday usage.

The app itself is feature-rich. It has a ton to offer its users in the way of messaging, trying to overcome that stigma of communication stripped of any inflection or tone by using animations inside the app such as slam and whisper. Other embellishments inside the app, including full-screen takeovers of balloons, fireworks, or hearts elevate the texting experience from one iOS user to another. There are also some very utilitarian features built right in, like invisible ink which prevents nosy screen-peekers from reading a message that was sent to you, or looking at a photo in your message thread, before you’ve had the chance to do so yourself. Text conversations can contain very sensitive information as we know!

Outside of the messaging experience itself, iMessage has a ton of functionality to improve your everyday usage. With apps designed to be used directly within iMessage, you can do much more without switching around to other apps, especially while you’re in conversation with a group of friends. For instance, if you need to pay a co-worker pack for picking up your lunch bill, you can transfer the money in iMessage. If you’re trying to decide where to go for your next lunch, you can use OpenTable’s iMessage app to propose a few spots for your friends in the conversation to vote on, and then handle reservation all at once. There are ample amount of iMessage apps available to help you get stuff done.

Being surrounded by so many people who use iMessage as their primary messaging app makes it tempting to switch to iPhone, just so I too can partake in some of these features that bring text conversations to another level. On Android, your messaging options are far from limited. Each manufacturer has their own stock messaging app, some carriers have messaging apps, and there are more third-party options than I care to count. However, none of them quite stack up when it comes to the value that iMessage can provide. Google Allo was a good effort, but the lack of SMS functionality and a limited install-base brought that train to a halt early on.

As an Android user, all we can hope is that there can soon be some sort of synergy between carriers and manufacturers by way of RCS to get something close to what iMessage has to offer.


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#2. AirDrop

Let’s admit it. Transferring files, photos, and videos, has never been very straightforward or easy for Android users. Sure, we all have our workarounds to get the job done, but there isn’t one simplified method out there that everyone fully understands. To be fair, transferring files from a smart phone to a computer isn’t very easy on any device, even an iPhone. However, iPhone users have a leg up when it comes to wireless transfer with AirDrop.

If you aren’t familiar with AirDrop, it basically allows you to seamlessly transfer files from one Apple device to another via Bluetooth. So if you need to transfer a large amount of photos from your iPhone to your MacBook, or to another iPhone user, it’s incredibly easy. In the normal share menu when selecting files, an AirDrop icon will appear when the option is available.

Transferring files, photos, and videos, has never been very straightforward or easy for Android users.

Though this feature seems sort of minor, I can’t count the number of times this could have come in handy for me. Don’t be mistaken, though. I wouldn’t trade Android’s file management for iPhone’s any day of the week. Whenever I use an iOS device, I painfully resent not being able to simply download a file without having an app for it to live within. But, when I’ve needed to send something to a coworker or to my wife, having AirDrop would have made life much simpler.

When it comes to Android, you have plenty of options to get the file to where it needs to go, it just isn’t quite as seamless of an experience. If you’re an Android user who also uses a Mac, things get even trickier. Google’s official file transfer app for that subset of users is Android File Transfer. When the app works, it works. But, when the app doesn’t work, which is greater than 50% of the time, well, it doesn’t work. Unfortunately, the app hasn’t been updated since late 2013, so needless to say, it needs some love. Fortunately, there are other alternatives such as AirDroid, Pushbullet, or the standards – Google Drive or Dropbox. There’s much to be said, however, about having a file transfer system that works, built in.

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#3: Handoff

A couple of years back, when Apple introduced iOS 8, as well as OS X Yosemite, a new feature called Handoff, made its way onto the scene. We live in a multi-screen world. At any given moment, I could be watching TV, using my laptop to buy something from Amazon, and periodically scrolling through Facebook with my phone. That’s an everyday occurrence for many people. Taking the same concept into the working world, most of us won’t find it unusual that you could be using your phone or iPad in a meeting, and then transition back to your laptop when you get back to your desk.

The idea behind Apple’s Handoff feature is that you can start a task on one device, and finish it on another. When you’re stuck in that meeting, and start typing an email on your phone, you can quickly transition to your laptop to finish the email, attach a document and hit send. The great part about it is that it works both ways. No matter if you start from MacBook and move to iPhone, or if you start from iPhone and move to MacBook.

Handoff works with the majority of Apple’s proprietary apps, including Mail, Safari, Calendar, Keynote, etc. but it also works with a ton of third-party apps as well. For me, this would come in most hand with Chrome. If I’m using Chrome to research something with my MacBook, I could continue that research on the go by picking up my iPhone and resuming with Handoff.

I’m trying to find an Android equivalent for this feature, but to my knowledge, there is nothing available outside of Chrome itself being able to sync tabs when you are logged in. If you know of anything in the Android world that can do something similar, let us know in the comments below!


#4: Apple Pay

While mobile payment options continue to grow in popularity on both the Android and iOS platforms, it’s no surprise that Apple Pay reigns supreme in terms of its wide acceptance with both banks and retailers. In fact, according to the head of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, Apple Pay is now accepted at more than 4 million locations in the U.S. alone.

Mobile payment is something that more and more people are getting used to. As more retailers accept this as a form of payment, and as people get more comfortable reaching for their phone instead of their wallet, social acceptance is continuing to grow. Owning an Android phone, which happens to also be a Samsung phone, I use Android Pay (not Samsung Pay) as often as I can. However, outside of its ever-reaching acceptance, there are a couple of benefits to using Apple Pay instead.

Apple Pay reigns supreme in terms of its wide acceptance with both banks and retailers.

For starters, since Apple Pay only has to worry about its functionality on Apple devices, there’s much better integration with the iPhone’s hardware – Touch ID specifically. So, unlike with many Android devices, you don’t need to draw an unlock pattern or type in your PIN to unlock your phone before you pay. Simply hold your finger on the Touch ID sensor and place your phone near the NFC terminal.

Outside of the ease of payment in the store, Apple Pay can also be used online to make purchases. This is something that can be accomplished with the Android Pay app as well, but again, it comes down to Apple Pay’s immense selection of apps and online destinations that are supported.

And, of course, the other benefit of using Apple Pay, especially if you are a Mac user, is that you can use the same account across all of your devices. If you have the new MacBook, you can authorize purchases via the Touch ID sensor with the Touch Bar, and of course, you can use the Touch ID sensor on the iPad as well.

If you want to learn more about the differences in Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay, check out this post.


#5: Timely & Consistent Updates

Last, but not least, a feature for which I would consider leaving Android would be the timely and consistent updates. There’s no hiding the fact that this has been a pain point among Android users for a long time. It’s easy for people to complain about it taking nearly a year in some cases to get the latest Android OS, but there’s actually a lot that goes into that. If you think about the number of different Android devices that need to add support for the new OS, paired with the number of carriers that need to do the same, it’s easy to see why it might take some time. However, that doesn’t make up for the frustration that comes from being teased with the latest features but can’t get them until months have passed.

On the contrary, with iPhones, the software updates are nearly instant. When Tim Cook or Craig Federighi gets on stage and talks about the latest iOS, you’re almost guaranteed to have it within the next few days. Since Apple has so much more control of their hardware, pushing out updates is much easier and timely than on the Android side of things.

There’s not much else to say here other than, when will I get Android O?!


Wrap Up

Hopefully, after reading this post (or just reading the headline), you aren’t hunting for my address while holding a burning pitchfork. Look, I love Android, and I love Android phones. As much as I can sometimes fantasize (maybe too strong of a word) about owning an iPhone, and what that might mean for my day to day life, it would be very tough for me to actually jump ship. For nearly every feature I’ve talked about here, there is an Android counterpart in some form or fashion. Sure, the experience may not always be as buttoned up or polished, but the Android experience also doesn’t get boring.

Back when I did own an iPhone (years ago now), I found myself yearning for the ability to make even the slightest bit of customization, such as having my app folders at the bottom of the screen instead of the top. Apple is taking baby steps in loosening their death grip on the user experience, but they’ve still got a long way to go if they want to reach a specific audience who doesn’t want to be just another iPhone user. But until that day comes, Android reigns supreme for me, even if I’m willing to admit there’s a few features from the other camp that I sometimes covet.

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Google Phone 9.0 teardown reveals upcoming features – notification channels, picture messaging and more


A Google Phone update doesn’t usually offer too much to talk about. Last week’s version 9.0 rollout apparently had nothing for us to write about, but a teardown has uncovered a few gems within the code. There is evidence of at least a handful of new features present in this new update.

For starters, notification channels are a hot Android O topic, and Google looks to be getting its Phone app ready to take advantage of these. This new feature will allow applications to group notifications into categories. Sounds, vibrations and notification lights could then react differently to each.

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Plenty of phones have the option to send a prewritten text message when one can’t answer a call, but what about the caller? It’s common to send a message to the recipient, letting him know what the call was about, or its level of urgency. There is code in this APK file regarding “post-call messages”, which would be just what their moniker entails. There aren’t many details on how this will be implemented, but it sure sounds like a helpful tool is in the works.

There is also some code in Google Phone 9.0 that hints at more convenient picture messaging. Here’s the thing: if you’ve ever wanted to quickly send an image during a call, you’d normally need to exit the phone app, open your messaging app of choice, then go about sending your photo. Google Phone 9.0 contains a few different notifications relating to picture messaging, including “Received a photo” and “Sent a photo”.

Lastly, there’s some code relating to dialer codes, too. Not familiar with dialer codes? The idea is that you can dial a series of characters to display information or perform certain actions. Now it seems like the Google Phone app will be able to take advantage of these.

Plenty of codes show up in the teardown, but we don’t know what they do just yet. And while some have been used in the past, we advise that you don’t test your luck. That is, unless you know what you are doing and realize using these could potentially damage your phone and/or void your warranty. Hit the source link to see the codes.

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Xiaomi MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM rolls out with all-new features and improvements


Xiaomi is now rolling out the MIUI 8.2 update to a whole bunch of devices. The upgrade will progressively become available via Xiaomi’s dedicated Updater app in the coming days, with more devices being added to the rollout list from February 20.

MIUI 8.2 introduces a number of new and improved features, like new toggles for the notification shade, new system sounds, and an antivirus feature for apps downloaded outside of the Play Store. Here’s the list of device’s due for the upgrade:

And other additions outlined in the changelog are:

  • New – Swipe to delete Lockscreen notifications
  • New – UI adjustments for toggles
  • New – Battery saver toggle can be added to the Notification shade
  • Optimization – Lock screen PIN layout
  • Optimization – Changed icons for USB charging and switching keyboards
  • Optimization – Floating notifications won’t appear in DND mode
  • Fix – Notification shade issues during incoming call floating notifications
  • Fix – Wi-Fi page made the device freeze when it was opened for the first time
  • Fix – Notification shade issues
  • Fix – Issues with opacity after using third party themes
  • Fix – The first notification couldn’t be removed by a swipe
  • Fix – Landscape mode issues with third party themes

It’s not a small update from Xiaomi and it’s rolling out (almost) simultaneously to many devices, but some fans might still be disappointed not to see Android Nougat yet, especially given that Xiaomi began testing it almost three months ago and most of the other major OEMs have delivered it to some of their handsets.

Look out for MIUI 8.2 via the Updater app on your handset soon or install the ROM manually by following the instructions over at the MIUI website.

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Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 features and promotions confirmed in leak


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Verizon is gearing up for an October 27th Droid event, but you can bet we won’t have to wait until then to read all the details. Today we are taking a look at a leak of an official Verizon pamphlet. It tells us quite a bit about the new Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 from Motorola, as well as some promotions Big Red will be holding. Shall we dig right in?

Motorola Droid Maxx 2

The carrier is quick to advertise the stunning 48 hours of battery life the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 is supposed to tout. Though that is a hard promise to keep, the Droid Maxx 2 is said to come with a 3630 mAh battery, which is pretty hefty, in and of itself. Now factor in the that this is to be pretty much another version of the Moto X Play with mid-end specs, such as a Snapdragon 615, 2 GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch 1080p display. This resource-friendly device will definitely last a while!

Not convinced by the killer battery life? Verizon is trying to lure customers by offering some sweet deals. In the case of the Droid Maxx 2, you will be able to get up to $ 300 of credit for trading in your old smartphone.

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Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Want something a bit stronger? The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is not only said to come with more powerful specs, it will literally be stronger than your average phone. Motorola claims this phone has the “world’s first shatterproof screen”. Now, that promise will be hard to keep! And it’s still unsure what, exactly, Motorola is doing to accomplish this. For now we will just say we won’t believe it until we see it.

Rumored specs include a powerful Snapdragon 810 SoC, a 5.43-inch QHD display, 3 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of internal storage and a massive 3760 mAh battery. Sounds familiar, right? Yes, it’s pretty much another version of the Moto X Pure (Style).

And while we are on the topic of shattering screens, Verizon is tying this theme into its promotion. In similar fashion, you can turn in any smartphone to get up to $ 300 in credit; even one with a cracked screen! To make the deal even sweeter, Motorola and Verizon are offering one design refresh with the purchase of a 64 GB Droid Turbo 2.

Wrapping up

Pretty sweet stuff, right? Hang tight. The announcement is right around the corner and we will soon know all about this phone due. Meanwhile, hit the comments and let us know which of these two you are going for. Are you liking what you see?

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Nova Launcher 4.1.0-beta2 arrives with new customization features


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A new beta version of Nova Launcher has arrived, bringing with it a selection of tweaks to help further customize your home screen just to your liking. The latest update includes a new search bar skin and automatic icon size normalizing.

Nova Launcher search barsIf you don’t like the new colorful search bar implemented by Google recently, you can now swap it out for a greyscale variant inspired by Android Marshmallow. Nova Launcher includes a selection of persistent search bar options, ranging from classic to modern designs. You can find them located under Desktop > Persistent Search Bar in the app’s options menu.

Nova users who love to mix and match their icons will probably also get some use out of the new “Normalize Icon Size” option, which is located under Look and Feel. This shrinks down any overly large icons to make them fit with the Material Design guidelines, which should help tie your theme together.

The latest beta version also includes a couple of under the hood tweaks. Runtime permission have been implemented for Android Marshmallow and there are a selection of optimizations and bug fixes for everyone.

If you aren’t already participating in the Nova Launcher beta program, head on over to this link to join up. You can download the app for free from Google Play.

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International ZUK Z1 will be powered by Cyanogen OS, features USB-C and USB 3.1


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Earlier this month we reported on the ZUK Z1, a new smartphone from a Lenovo-backed company that is attempting to challenge established players in the “affordable yet powerful” smartphone space. At the time, all we knew for sure was that the phone would debut in China. As it turns out, an international model is also in the works and, unlike the Chinese Z1, it will run Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12.1 right out of the box.

Just like the standard model, the ZUK Z1 is powered by a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, which the company says they chose over a newer-gen Snapdragon due to the reliability of this particular chipset when compared to chips like the Snapdragon 810. Other specs include 3GB RAM, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 64GB storage, a 13MP main cam, 8MP front cam, a fingerprint scanner, and a hefty 4100 mAh battery. The Z1 also stands out as one of the first phones with a Type-C USB port, and – unlike the OP2 – it also features the speedy USB 3.1 standard.

Not much is known about what markets the ZUK Z1 plans to hit with its international model, though we wouldn’t be shocked if it made its way to other parts of Asia, as well as Europe. A North American launch would be interesting but we’d say it is a bit less likely, though you never know. Pricing is also uncertain, though the Chinese version is expected to cost around $ 280, so we wouldn’t be too surprised if the price tag stays about the same.

Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long before hearing more details. ZUK will officially reveal its full international plans at a special event in Shenzhen tomorrow, August 21st. If the Cyanogen-equipped ZUK Z1 makes it to your market and costs under $ 300, would you consider it?

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OnePlus 2 – New Features Focus


The OnePlus One, while being a high-end smartphone, didn’t come with a whole lot of bells and whistles, which wasn’t really an issue, given how budget-friendly the device was. The affordability factor continues with its successor, the OnePlus 2, but the latest flagship offering from OnePlus does manage to pack a few extras in both hardware and software. Here is a look at some of the new features of the OnePlus 2!

Alert slider

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Starting with the alert slider, this is one of the main additions to the OnePlus 2 seen on the left side of the device. It is a three stage slider that allows you to toggle among the different notification settings in Android 5.1 Lollipop, and have the slider set to allow all notifications, priority notifications, or no notifications, with the last one essentially used to silence the phone. Moving between the three stages is now actually become very simple, and with the ridged design on the button, it is very easy to locate, for example when the phone is in your pocket.

Fingerprint sensor

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The other very obvious addition to the OnePlus 2 that is seen on the front of the phone is the fingerprint sensor below the display. This area also doubles as the home button, but it has to mentioned that this isn’t a tactile home button with an integrated scanner as seen on Samsung flagships, but rather a capacitive area that has been marked out to house the actual reader itself. This is also of the touch type variety, which is certainly the better implementation compared to the swipe variant, and setting it up is simple, requiring multiple touches until the scanner gets all the information. You can also save up to 5 fingerprints at a time.

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You can wake and unlock the device using the fingerprint scanner, but the slight issue that comes up is when using it as a home button is that it isn’t as sensitive as you might want it to be. When using it as a fingerprint reader, you do have to cover the entire area with your finger and put a little bit of pressure, which makes sense, but that is also required when using it as a home button. This is not really an issue but rather something that will take some getting used, and you of course, do have the option to opt for on-screen navigation keys as well.

Dual-SIM capabilities

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This next feature may not be a big deal in the west, but is a welcome inclusion for users in emerging markets, and that is dual-SIM capabilities. In the US, dual SIMs isn’t a particularly necessary feature given the current network carrier landscape and the fact that it is quite expensive to have just one connection, but it can prove to be useful for some. With a dual SIM phone, you can use the data from card and take calls on another, and really cater the experience to the way you want it to be, and it can also be useful for the frequent traveler, who can avoid having to switch out SIM cards every time.

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That said, I did find that switching between the two SIM cards can be quite cumbersome. Having to change which data you want to use from which card can sometimes make the phone slow down, it does take a while for the cards to register, before you can switch between the two. Whether this is a software issue, or if this is just how it’s going to work on the OnePlus 2 remains to be seen, but there are other dual-SIM devices out there that do work better.

USB Type-C

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The USB cable it comes in a very similar construction to what we got with the OnePlus, with its flat, tangle-free design and red and white color scheme. The best part about this chord is that it is reversible on either end, so no matter what orientation you plug it into the phone or the USB port, it’ll work, which is fantastic, and takes the guess work out of finding the right way.

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The port is of the USB 2.0 variety though, so you won’t be able to take advantage of fast data transfer speeds, along with the fact that the OnePlus 2 doesn’t offer any fast-charging capabilities. USB Type-C charging does seem to be a little above average, with the device charging fully in 90 minutes when the phone is off, and in up to 2 hours when on and with minimal usage. While not too bad, this isn’t nearly close to the less than hour standard set by some devices with quick charging out there. Other than the cable included in the box, they can also be picked up separately for around $ 5.

Shelf

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At first glance, Shelf seemed to essentially be just two widgets, with one housing your most frequently used applications, and the other featuring a list of favorite contacts. It’s great to see that this isn’t the case though, with Shelf functioning as a page where you can add a number of different widgets, apart from the two that are already available, giving you an easy, single point of access for all your widgets. Other small changes that can be made is changing the cover at the top and the re-arranging of the order of the widgets. Basically, it isn’t just a place for the phone to put your favorite apps and contacts in a quickly accessible area, but also lets you put your most used widgets there, allowing you to keep your homescreens clutter free.

Dark mode

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Dark mode is a feature that is expected to be a part of the upcoming Android M release, but OnePlus has been able to put it into their latest 2.0 version of the Oxygen OS. The idea behind dark mode is to just take all of the light elements and make them dark, to make things easier to view in certain situations, such as when your in bed with the lights off and are looking at the phone. The white background and other elements can be very jarring at that time, and that is where dark mode makes a huge difference. Dark mode can also be contextualized in certain applications, automatically changing the in-app elements as well, but this isn’t a functionality that is available across all apps just yet.

So there you have it for this quick look at some of the new features available with the OnePlus 2! Stay tuned with Android Authority for other great coverage of the OnePlus 2, including a camera shootout, the full in-depth review, and a lot more.

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No invite required for Inbox by Gmail anymore, new features added


Inbox by Gmail, launched in its beta iteration back in October last year, was Google’s attempt to re-think email, helping users keep things more organized. An invite was necessary to enable access to Inbox, and while invitations were fairly easy to come by, it is no longer a requirement from today. Along with Inbox by Gmail now being open to everyone, there are a slew of new features added to the mix as well, making the experience smarter and even simpler to use.

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One of the best features of Inbox is the ability to see important information at a glance, with direct access to things like tracking packages, performing web check-ins for flights, and more, from the app making things very easy. Google has further refined this feature with Trip Bundles, with all the key details, such as flight timing and reservation information, seen as soon as you open the app.

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More controls have been added as well, with Undo Send now making its way to mobile, that allows you to take back an email right after sending it, very helping if you’ve second thoughts. Directly deleting an email is also available as a default swipe option now, instead of simply marking it is as Done. Finally, you know have the option to set custom signatures to help personalize your emails.

This version of Inbox is also bringing more integration across the board. For example, if you create a Reminder using Google Keep, it will also show up in Inbox. If you are emailed a to-do, Inbox will suggest adding a reminder, and when you get an email from HotelTonight or Eat24, you can now open your reservations and food orders within their app, directly from Inbox.

As mentioned, Inbox by Gmail is now available for everyone, and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store here.

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