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

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?


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by IndigoJo on Sun 29th Sep 2013 14:18 UTC
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I use AquaMail on my tablet for both my normal mail and GMail (to use *only* AquaMail, turn off the "sync" in GMail's settings; you can't delete the account). The premium (ad-free) version costs £3 (about $4-5) but you can have as many accounts as you like, including GMail. It's more flexible - you can set it to delete rather than "archive" emails you don't want, for example. If GMail starts having ads, I'll switch to AquaMail on my phone too (you can use it on as many devices as you like).

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