Google announced today on Google+ that version 4.2.1 of the Gmail app for Android is now available to users running Android 4.0 and up. The update focuses on making it easier to view and read messages, including auto-fit messages and zooming features:
No longer will your favorite email newsletters get cut off at the edges; with this latest version, you can now choose to have the emails resized to fit neatly on your screen and pinch to zoom for a closer look. You can turn on auto-fit underSettings > General Settings.
Other features in the update now available on Google Play include swipe to archive or delete, larger photo previews, and more:
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• Auto-fit messages to screen and message zooming • Swipe messages to archive or delete • Attach photos and videos from within Gmail • Larger photo previews and gallery view for photo attachments • Bug fixes and performance improvements Android 2.2 and up: • New Labels API for 3rd-party app developers • Performance improvements