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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Easy decision to ditch it
by sj87 on Mon 30th Sep 2013 06:52 UTC
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Actually I began using the Gmail app just because it was a core app and it was always checking my email although I had configured the more generic Samsung's Mail app too. I couldn't find a way to disable it, so I just moved to the Gmail app and forgot about Mail.

Now that I use Cyanogenmod, it's quite easy for me to simply uninstall Gmail and get another generic mail app, that will also support other accounts. Win-win.

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