Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Sep 2013 23:03 UTC
Google

So there you have it - ads are very likely going to be part of Gmail soon. After all, it seems almost silly to not monetize a core app with an absolutely massive install base - between 500 million and a billion. I just hope these ads won't be overly intrusive, and from the looks of things, the Gmail team is approaching the situation with care.

Ads on my Android Gmail application? Seriously, Google?

Alternatives?

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by B.Jay on Sat 28th Sep 2013 23:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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^-- This! Install something like K-9 Mail (OpenSource, Freeware, available from the Play Store) and access Gmail via IMAP (for as long as Google doesn't decide to pull the plug on IMAP because it won't annoy us with 'precious' ads).


On another note:

That somehow is now only just the next "let's totally wreck the user experience" incident in Google's ongoing mission to rid themselves of the little-to-less reputation they still have.

First they went after "Talk" and replaced it with "Hangouts" (which is still totally unusable even in its latest release version) because XMPP/Jabber seems to be too good for us.

Then they wrecked the "Maps" UI with version 7.x.x.

Then they came up with the Gmail app which sorts into categories - and at the same go wrecked the Gmail web interface with the tabs and the new editor.

Now it seems we well better prepare for ad-ware infested Google apps on our Androids.

Seriously Google?

I guess with the stable release of CM10.2 for my device I'll skip the GApps altogether - Google is on a fast downhill slope IMO.

Edited 2013-09-28 23:43 UTC

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