Google has launched a new Gmail interface optimised for foldable smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. The two-pane layout of the new interface allows users to view their inbox on the left side of the screen while an open email is displayed on the right.
Gmail’s User Interface is Optimized for Foldable Phones
This update intends to facilitate multitasking and spare users the trouble of switching between their inboxes and emails. The left pane displays the inbox and additional folders, whereas the right pane displays the selected email. The search bar is located above the inbox, and the Compose button can be found in the left pane. The bottom bar spans the entirety of the screen.
The new user interface is not exclusive to Gmail. Additionally, it is accessible for Google Meet and Chat. Users can switch between applications and services without having to resize their windows.
This new interface is part of Google’s efforts to provide a superior user experience on large-screen devices. Google has been focusing on foldable smartphones and tablets, and this new interface is a part of its efforts to provide a superior user experience. Google has also released Android 12L, an operating system designed specifically for large-screen devices and optimised for tablets. It features a vertically divided notification shade that provides users with access to additional information at a glance. It also includes a taskbar that makes switching between tasks and launching applications simple.
Google’s renewed interest in foldable smartphones and tablets is likely due to the company’s future plans to release its own tablet and foldable smartphone. Google demonstrates its commitment to providing a seamless user experience on these devices and its willingness to invest in new software techniques with the introduction of the new Gmail interface.