Google’s polishing up the final pieces of the big Gmail upgrade they’re planning to go along with the final rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop. The obvious changes will be in the user interface and aesthetics where Google will highlight Lollipop’s Material Design. The app stands to become a lot more colorful, clean and enjoyable compared to what some might consider a current stale experience that’s gotten a bit long in the tooth.
But more than just look and feel, Android Police reports that the app will look to support more than just Google accounts for email. The welcome video that will play once a user upgrades to the app tells of support for Yahoo and Outlook. Non-Gmail accounts were typically handled by the stock email client in the past, but this will be a great “one-size-fits-all” option for anyone getting email through the other big two providers.
What isn’t yet clear is if Yahoo and Outlook will be the only third-party services supported. We imagine there will still be a wide need for third-party email clients for folks dealing with Exchange or other special email needs, but this is a very nice change that should be happy news for any casual email user.