Google has finally unveiled a long-awaited overhaul to its Gmail app for Android, in conjunction with an all-new inbox experience that marks the single biggest revamp of the web mail service in years. We predicted this update would be announced today earlier in the week.
The new Gmail inbox is centered around tabs. Yup, tabs. The idea is that you have up to five sub-inboxes (any of them can be disabled) to organize your email, but that Gmail does the hard work of sorting everything out for you. There's your primary inbox, which houses your non-categorized mail, a social inbox for social network notifications, a promotions inbox for deals and offers, an updates inbox for order confirmations, flights, receipts, and more, and the same priority inbox that has been a part of Gmail for some time now.