The GMail for Android has been updated to version 4.8, which brings some updates to the user interface along with a few new features and improvements. GMail for Android allows you to stay connected to your GMail account on your Android smartphone or tablet.
You can download the update directly on your device through the Google Play Store. You can also download the update [APK] and check out the change-log after the break.
The update will be rolled out in phases, so the latest version of GMail for Android may yet to arrive on the Play Store in your region. In that case you could also donload the official APK file by using the following link.
File Name: com.google.android.gm-4.8 (1167183).apk
Version: 4.8 (Android 4.0+)
GMail for Android version 4.8 has the following new features and improvements
Save to Google Drive
Instead of downloading attachments to your device which takes up valuable space, you can now save attachments directly to Google Drive. Files saved to Drive are easily accessible from any smartphone, tablet or computer.
Have you ever wondered why a message ended up in spam? You'll now find an explanation at the top of every spam message.
Improved RTL support
If you're an English speaker, you’re used to reading sentences from left-to-right. But there are a lot of languages out there that are written from right-to-left (RTL), such as Arabic, Hebrew and Persian. If you're a speaker of one of these languages, Gmail on Android now looks and feels the way you'd expect with profile pictures and the navigation menu on the right instead of the left.
Improved user interface
The update offers a new pull-to-refresh animation, bringing the familiar red, yellow, blue, and green color animation from the Google Search app to GMail. The length of swipe necessary to trigger a refresh has also been shortened.
Like Google's other native apps, Gmail has moved Settings, Help, and Feedback from the overflow menu to the sliding navigation drawer.
The GMail profile switcher has also been updated, now showing the relevant user account avatar next to the account name, instead of the radio buttons from before.
Additionally the empty screens have been updated with new animations, so that when you don't have spam, you get a friendlier graphics instead of the text from before.
There's now a new shortcut to Google account management (normally accessed from the settings app).