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Motorola brings its stock email app to Google Play with tweaks and improvements

Motorola is at it again, bringing another one of its stock apps to the Google Play store. The latest to arrive on Google Play is the stock Moto Email app, making updates and feature improvements much easier to implement. Along with its arrival on Google Play, Motorola detailed quite a few updates and improvements in this version:

  • Disable sync while roaming
  • Progressive search capability for emails
  • Attach pictures from Camera in composer
  • Notifications for attachment download failures/cancellations
  • New option "Select All" for email operations
  • Customize peak time sync schedule
  • New option to choose number of emails to sync for POP account
  • New safe way of communicating with Google Gmail server using OAuth 2.0
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

This is just the latest stock app from Motorola's phones to make the jump from system level to Google Play, with the company previously moving its stock Camera, Gallery, and Moto Assist (among others) over as well. So if you're using a Motorola smartphone, you should start seeing more frequent updates and improvements to the Moto Email app now that it's broken free from the shackles of system updates. If you'd like to check out the latest update, you can do so on Google Play now. One thing to note, however, is that you may have to wait for your current app to automatically update before the Google Play version will show as compatible with your phone.

26 Comments
  • I could be cracking up, but I'm pretty sure I remember the stock email app forcing me to use Gmail when I received my new Pure? I think I remember opening it to set it up and it referred me to the Gmail app. Not that I have any problem with that, the Gmail app works fine for all of my accounts.
  • You're not crazy. Mine did the same thing.
  • My Moto X 1st gen did the same shit when I finally got the 5.1 update. Moto X 2013 (US Cellular)
  • Is it just me, or would Moto be better off utilizing their energy elsewhere? Is there a decent fraction of android moto users NOT using gmail?
  • K9. So I can use encryption.
  • It's a great way for an overseas company to collect your Google login credentials with very little recourse for you if anything happened. From there anyone can have access to your Drive, your photos, Music, browser history, possibly any saved passwords you've given to Chrome for a site login, or whatever else you have connected. All for the price of free. Pretty much will only use Gmail or Inbox because of this. Call me paranoid about what I just typed, but it is an extremely real scenario and I have no idea where my login credentials could end up with a third party email app. You can't just go around trusting your login credentials to your Google stuff to any third party mail app. Your login credentials are for so much more than just your email now. Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • Interesting comment. You are using a phone from an overseas company, are you any more comfortable with that? /s
  • Too bad they don't make their Moto Voice notifications/xustomizations app available for the nexus 6, or at least some of the features.. I'd be willing to put some money on that. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same. I wish I could have some the Moto apps/features on my N6 as well. It sucks to see them in the store but still that the N6 isn't compatible. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm on the Moto X PE and says not compatible. How is that possible? Lolol #fail
  • Same except I'm on the 2nd gen pure Posted via the Android Central App
  • Are you outside of the US?
  • Yup Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same here. It says it's not compatible with my device. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same here. Says not compatible with Nexus 6. Posted via Nexus 64GB Beast
  • Moto G3 also not compatible? Posted via my Moto G 3rd Gen 2015 with only 1GB of RAM
  • Not compatible on moto X 2gen.... not sure why I checked, I'm more than happy with gmail, I like Moto,s software but I'm not going for this... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same here on Moto G 2nd Gen Posted via the Android Central App
  • The last sentence of the article says; "One thing to note, however, is that you may have to wait for your current app to automatically update before the Google Play version will show as compatible with your phone."
  • If it becomes available, I gotta pass, I sort of want my Google stuff staying in gmail which I really like... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wish Samsung would put their music player in the play store. The Samsung music player is easily the best music player anywhere. Dam It's Feels Good To Be A Google Gangster
  • Not when power amp trumps most of the players out there. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nope Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • Off topic I know, but wow...I thought I was the only one who thought this. I tried using GP Music, but it was like 6 taps in order to Play All and shuffle for a Genre/Artist/etc.
  • Not Compatible with Nexus 6
  • How is this app not compatible with a 2014 Moto X? I'm going with Milky Way via
    the Android Central App