Google has this morning announced that its Inbox email app experience made for Gmail is officially expanding to tablets, and both the iOS (you can read more about the iOS update over at 9to5Mac) and Android versions of the app (which actually received the update in December) are now ready to go.

Since the app was launched, its web interface was tied down to Google’s own Chrome browser. But Google announced change to that requirement today as well…

Many argued that Google was doing the world a disservice by launching the Inbox web client only on Chrome, as it very easily brought back memories of a time when Internet Explorer was the most popular browser and many web services required it. Today, Google announced that the Inbox web interface will work with Firefox and Safari as well.

It’s always hard to know when it’s time to share a new product, because there’s always just a _few_ more things you want to do. Today we’re happy to check off some of these to-dos for Inbox, making it easier to use on more devices and browsers.


Besides tablet support, both versions of the mobile app (you can get it for free on the App Store and the Play Store) have been updated with a few minor improvements as well, including bug fixes and performance improvements for the iOS version. If you still want to use Inbox but haven’t managed to score an invite somehow, be sure to send a message to to request one.

Also, this move to bring full-fledged iPad support makes a little bit of sense. Google recently posted stats on the usage of Inbox, which showed that about 70% of users of the app were running the Android version.

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