If you’re a long time Android user, Im sure by now you’ve been wondering and asking the same question that most users ponder after spending some quality time with the OS. And that is, where is my pinch to zoom in Gmail for Android? I’m sure by now Google has heard the cry for this simple yet difficult to obtain functionality. I mean, even on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet you can pinch to zoom in the native email client and Im sure this is the case with the rest of the Galaxy S line or other devices’ native email app . This all continues time and time again to beg the question, how hard can it be? We’ve seen Google quickly zip a file together, pack it in the form of an apk and rush it to the Android Market for download before. I can’t help but wonder why Google hasn’t already implemented this feature in one of the more recent releases? Well, there’s no greater Android fan boy than me, but every once in a while I get the urge to rant about something, might as well be something important like this. Google, if you’re reading this, the people request, nay, the people highly demand for pinch to zoom to be quickly integrated in Gmail for Android at your earliest convenience!
Android is an incredible and robust OS, and I’m very proud to have been an early adopter with the T-Mobile G1 and even now to proudly proclaim it as my primary OS of choice. But the lack of this simple functionality has got me all bent out of shape. Google has done one heck of a job in bringing this OS up to speed with its many upgrades over the past few years, you’d think this would have been implemented somewhere around Eclair and definitely, at the very least, by Froyo. As of now, I’m rocking a Nexus One with Gingerbread and pinch to zoom still seems to be nowhere in sight. Am I asking for too much? Is my request unreasonable? If you share my pain, feel free to fire away in the comments below. Maybe, just maybe, Google will catch wind of them and we’ll see an update hit the market soon.