Inbox by Gmail has just received an update that enables its full features to be used right at the comfort of an Android Wear device. While it’s a feature that should have been enabled from the very beginning of Google’s Inbox by Gmail journey, it’s understandable given that Inbox hasn’t seen a massive rollout just yet.
Inbox is Google’s approach to making how your inbox should be — one place to manage all of your personal and business activities including reminders and keeping track of purchases. However, if you want to use Inbox by Gmail, you have to find someone who’s already using Inbox by Gmail (we have a few to share). But if you aren’t that lucky, you have to ask Google for it. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and Google will send you an invitation as soon as it can.
Android Wear by default supports notification from all Android activities and apps. So up until now, your Android Wear smartwatch was capable of showing new message notifications, but that was about it. Thanks to the new update, you can now even read the entire message, send a reply (text or voice), see and set reminders and do a lot more interaction with Inbox by Gmail app right from your wrist — without ever having to take the phone out of your pocket.
The new version has also been improved to look and work better on tablet devices. So if you’ve installed Inbox on a tablet device that has a larger display, the update version should give you a nicer experience. Real-time word suggestions as you type is also introduced in the new version.
While these are minor updates — except the support for Android Wear — you should update your Inbox to the latest version for an improved overall experience.
Have you tried Inbox yet? What’s your take on Google’s new approach?