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Gmail for iOS adds full screen views, background refresh and new nav bar

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Google is giving Apple users a little love today, with an updated version of its Gmail app designed specifically with iOS 7 in mind. Perhaps the biggest addition, and one oddly missing from Google's release notes, is support for the new background refresh API. That might not be the sexiest or most immediately obvious change, but it does solve many of the headaches associated with iOS's limited background process support. Scrolling through messages has been made smoother, which will be especially nice in the new fullscreen message and compose views. On the iPad, that means getting all the clutter out of the way in portrait mode so you can focus on the content of those all-important incoming missives. There's also a redesigned navigation bar on the left-hand side of the iPad version (when viewed in landscape) that puts the new social, promotion and other smart labels just a tap away. You can hit up the App Store now to update.

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