T-Mobile announced the world's first Android-powered G1 phone, that’s preloaded with Search, Maps, Gmail with Contacts, Calendar, Google Talk, and YouTube. With Gmail on Android-powered G1 phone, you can download documents and MP3s, manage and view labels, star and archive messages, save drafts and even report spam.
With the combination of push email and notifications on the status-bar, you never’ve to check for new mail. Whenever a new message arrives, you get notified in real time with a little “@” sign at the top (see image below on the left). With a single swipe, you can pull down the notification pane and see my new messages (on the right).
The best thing about Gmail on Android-powered phones, is the way email is deeply integrated with other applications. For e.g. you’re browsing the web, reading favorite tech blog, and come across a post that you'd like to share, you simply press and hold down on the link and then choose "share" to immediately create an email with that article's web address. The tight integration with Contacts on the device then allows Gmail to suggest contacts based on the first typed letters.
All of your Gmail contacts are immediately available on the phone upon first log-in. And whenever you create a new contact on the device it's automatically synced with your Gmail contacts and therefore immediately backed-up, so you never need to worry about losing your contacts if you lose or break your phone. Gmail Blog.
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