It looks like Google is once again ignoring the iPhone by blessing its favorite Android child first.
After releasing priority inbox to the Gmail faithful, it looks like my Droid lovin’ friends will now receive this feature thanks in part to an official Gmail app.
As you scroll through a conversation, your most important message actions will now stick to the top of the screen, one click away, no matter how long the email is. [...]
Finally, this updated version of the Gmail app has limited support forÂ Priority Inbox. If youâ€™ve enabled Priority Inbox via the desktop version of Gmail, youâ€™ll see an â€œImportantâ€ label that shows all messages flagged as important. You can even add a shortcut to â€œImportantâ€ to your home screen. (Official Gmail Blog)
Even though iPhone lovers have a similar feature (if you consider the “Important” folder a feature), truth be told Google will undoubtedly improve upon their Gmail app, unlike Apple (who will only update it app when it deems necessary).
Thus far the Gmail app is only available to Android phones boasting Froyo (aka Android 2.2) and is being sold by Google at the affordable price of free.