Google ends support for native Blackberry Gmail app

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Google ends support for native Blackberry Gmail app

Jenny Williams

Google plans to end support for its native Gmail application for Blackberry devices on 22nd November.

Although the app will no longer be available to download by the end of the month, the search engine giant said users can continue to use the installed mobile app.

Google said in a statement the company is focusing its efforts and investment on developing its web-based e-mail service for mobile browser.

“BlackBerry users can continue to access Gmail through the mobile web app at http://www.gmail.com in their BlackBerry web browser,” the statement added.

Some users will continue to be supported. Google said Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education customers using Google Apps Connector for Blackberry Enterprise Server will continue to be supported.

Earlier this month, Google introduced the Gmail app for Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Initially the app was released with a bug, which broke notification messages and caused error messages.

Matthew Izatt, product manager at Google said in a blog post, “We’ve combined your favourite features from the Gmail mobile web app and iOS into one app so you can be more productive on the go. It’s designed to be fast, efficient and take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device. And it’s one more reason to switch to Gmail.”


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