Google drops Gmail app for BlackBerry

Google for BlackBerry

From the Google Apps blog:

Beginning November 22, 2011, we will end support for the Gmail App for Blackberry (installed native app). Over this past year, we’ve focused efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser and will continue investing in this area.

Users may continue to use the app, if installed, however it will not be supported by Google, or available for download starting November 22. BlackBerry users can continue to access Gmail through the mobile web app at in their BlackBerry web browser.


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4 thoughts on “Google drops Gmail app for BlackBerry

  • November 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    pls I hav bn asking this question on twitter for over a week now and no answer was given to me. Now that the issue has been raised here, I want to ask again. Does it mean out of the email accounts one has to create on bb, there wont be gmail? Or gmail w
    ont be coming directly into d fone lik yahoomail except if u have to go true the browser?. Pls i need more info. Thanks

  • November 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm


    The Gmail app for BlackBerry is a 3rd party app. It is different from the built-in email client on BlackBerry smartphones, which continue to work with your Gmail account.

  • November 14, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I support the removal, most BB users hardly use third party email clients.

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