Gmail Web App for iPhone & Android Adds Language Support
Today, Google’s bringing the latest version of the Gmail web app for iPhone and Android to 44 new languages.
Last year, Google launched a mobile version of Gmail just for iPhone and Android-powered devices. Since then, those of who use Gmail in English could go to gmail.com from their mobile browsers and get most of the same features in the desktop version of Gmail — including search, stars, labels, and threaded conversations.
The mobile web version of Gmail has long been superior to its iPhone mail app and Android Gmail client counterparts. Today, the mobile app got even better. The update includes features such as offline support, smart links (titles will appear in links for Google Maps, YouTube and Google Docs), the ability to add and remove labels, layout improvements and more—in addition to the existing features like starring, better threaded conversations and search.
Gmail mobile web app got a major update at the end of October that brought HTML5’s innovation and speed . Now, with this multi-lingual support, we’re sure people would be prone to use Gmail as a web app on iOS devices rather than using the native Mail App.
The following 44 languages are now supported by the Gmail mobile web app:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese (for both Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (for both Spain and South America), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu and Vietnamese.
If your phone’s default language is one of those listed, go to gmail.com in your iPhone or Android device’s browser and the new interface will appear in your language automatically. This new version works for iPhones running iOS 2.2.1 and above, as well as all versions of Android.
Via: G-Mail Blog