If you updated your Gmail Android app this morning you would have noticed a nice surprise in your notification panel, the ability to Archive or Reply straight from the Notification. The notification is only really useful if you don’t get email by the bucket load, but for individual emails that trickle down it’s quite a nice addition. The newly updated notification now makes your expanded Gmail notification look a little something like this :
Unfortunately the notification improvements are only available for devices running Android 4.1 and above. If your device isn’t running Jelly Bean, fear not; Google has included faster search for users on Android 4.0 and above as well as giving users on Android 2.2 and above, performance improvements as well as New Labels API for 3rd-party app developers.