While GMail is my be all and end all, it’s not everyones and the ability to connect to POP3 or IMAP email servers is one that a number of people encounter on a daily basis. The app has largely been derided as fairly clunky, but this may be a good sign that we could see some updates coming for it soon, as we saw with the camera and keyboard apps once liberated.
Availability is fairly scarce at the moment, out of a long list of current Android 4.4 devices, many Nexus phones and tablets, only the my Nexus 5 showing as compatible. Indeed Google notes in the description for the app that the HTC One M7 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play editions are unable to receive the update :
Full description for the app includes :
Head on over to Google Play and update your phone and let us know if any of your devices are compatible with the Email app.