Gmail Android Supports Exchange Email

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Google today updated Gmail for Android with a very notable feature: support for Microsoft Exchange. You can download the latest version of the app now from Google Play

Google has started rolling out an app update, which brings support for Microsoft Exchange accounts, so your work and personal messages can live together.

Exchange is known as a standard for work email, contacts, and calendar syncing: "Now, whether you're on Google Apps or Exchange, you can use the Gmail app on any Android device to send and receive mail," Google said.

Exchange Server first started out as Microsoft’s internal mail server, but was eventually released to the public. The email client, called Microsoft Exchange Client, was discontinued in favor of Microsoft Outlook. Exchange Server originally only supported the proprietary protocol MAPI, but over time added support for other email protocols, including POP3, IMAP, SMTP, and EAS.

In addition to Exchange accounts, Gmail for Android supports Gmail (naturally),, Yahoo Mail, and other IMAP/POP accounts. If you’re looking to use just one Android app for all your email needs, Outlook was a solid option, and now Gmail will be a viable alternative.
Source: Gmail (Twitter)