Earlier today Google published a post on the company’s official Mobile Blog, announcing the availability of push notifications for Gmail and Google Calendar in the latest version of Google Mobile App for iPhone.
The update is now live in the App Store and yes, there are push notifications. Google clearly wants you to use the webapp for Gmail (even though it still isn’t optimized for the iPhone 4 screen) as the app will just open Safari when tapping on the Gmail tab. But anyway, there are a couple of additional features in this update: the app now fully supports the Retina Display and there are suggestions for search.
It’s pretty good, but I wonder what’s going to happen to all those apps that until today enabled push for Gmail. I feel sorry for you, developers. Go download Google Mobile App here.
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