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    Default Offline Gmail Coming Soon on iPhone, Android?
    Google's VP of engineering, Vic Gundotra, demonstrated on Wednesday a mobile version of Gmail designed for both the iPhone and Google Android phones. The Web-based application lets users access their email offline and also brings support for Gmail's labels feature. What is really unique about this application is that it is browser based and requires no mobile software application downloads.

    Gundotra showed the audience at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain a "technical concept" application of Gmail, which stores on the device it is used on not only a user's data, but also the software itself. The most notable use of this technology is allowing offline access to e-mails in Gmail.

    Google's Gmail application is based on a new Web language (HTML5), supported by both iPhone's Web browser and Android devices. Gundotra showed how the application would run on both Apple's and Google's mobile platforms, without the need to have a certain application installed on the phone.

    Besides offline email access, the upcoming Gmail webapp features a floating toolbar that tracks users' email browsing (e.g. when selecting two or more emails the toolbar shows up giving you the option of deleting, forwarding, etc.) and also support for message labeling. Google's Gundotra demonstrated the application on an iPhone 3G and on a HTC Magic (T-Mobile G2), stressing how fast the webapp ran.

    Google 'forgot' to mention when the new version of the Gmail webapp will get released. However, with offline Gmail access already available, this mobile implementation of the feature shouldn't be too far away.

    The guys over at iPhoneBuzz

    Google demo offline GMail webapp for iPhone: Video Demo | iPhone Buzz

    has a video for your viewing pleasure of Vic Gundotra demoing Gmail offline access on both iPhone and HTC Magic.

    Offline Gmail Coming Soon on iPhone, Android? - PC World

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    but doesnt the mail app do the same thing? you can use labels and everything there. hhmmm

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    yeah and im not sure how you could even access your mail offilne don't you still need to connect to googles servers to retrieve your mail or is it stored on the phone which the mail app does in that case you would need software to access your mail stored there which would contradict your statement about not needing to download software

    your whole post is very confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by him121213 View Post
    yeah and im not sure how you could even access your mail offilne don't you still need to connect to googles servers to retrieve your mail or is it stored on the phone which the mail app does in that case you would need software to access your mail stored there which would contradict your statement about not needing to download software

    your whole post is very confused
    The best thing to do to understand it is to watch the video they made..... it confuses me as well....

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