Nikolaus let me know that the popular Gmail Mobile application has gotten a small version bump. The new version is 2.0.6 compared to the older 2.0.5. The update is almost half a megabyte… Since there is no change log I can’t give you any idea what the update does but Google is good about packing in some goodies with small version jumps.
Seems like Google was nice enough to offer a change log after all:
- Overall performance improvement: You should experience significant raw speed improvement, smoother scrolling, and no freezing.
- Multiple accounts management: If you have both a Gmail and Google Apps email account, you can easily switch between them quickly. You will no longer have to use two different mobile apps to access personal and work emails.
- Multiple mobile email drafts: You can save multiple email drafts in your mobile phone, so that you can pick and choose what you would like to send later.
- Powerful shortcut keys: If you have a QWERTY phone, you can use shortcut keys. Hit ‘z’ to undo, ‘k’ to go to a newer conversation, and ‘j’ to go to an older conversation. See Menu/Help in the app for more shortcuts.
- Basic offline support: Can’t get a signal? Not a problem. You can compose and read your most recent emails even when there is no signal. Also, any outgoing messages will be saved in the outbox on your phone and sent automatically when you’re back in coverage.
- Also, Gmail for mobile 2.0 is available in over 35 languages now. Please note, though, that not all features are available for all phones.
Let us know what you find. You can pick up the latest app by going to m.google.com/mail and clicking on the Gmail link halfway down the page.