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[2]: You're kidding right???
by ichi on Sun 29th Sep 2013 02:50 UTC in reply to "RE: You're kidding right???"
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

Last time I checked I paid for my Android phone. So from my point of view I did pay money and I expect an ad-free mail app as part of the bargain.That is what I get if I buy an iPhone or a Windows Phone.


And you get an ad free mail app called "mail".

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RE[3]: You're kidding right???
by Andre on Mon 30th Sep 2013 17:18 in reply to "RE[2]: You're kidding right???"
Andre Member since:
2005-07-06

Which offers access to GMail through the IMAP protocol. And since I use other mail accounts as well, I use this to access my mail. I see no point of using two different apps to read my mail.

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RE[4]: You're kidding right???
by ichi on Mon 30th Sep 2013 17:37 in reply to "RE[3]: You're kidding right???"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

So you can use the mail app to access all your mail accounts then, Gmail or not.

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