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Photos: 15 years of Gmail

​2005: Gmail goes mobile

In the era before smartphones were ubiquitous, there was no reliable way to get email on the go. Google decided to try solving that problem in 2006 with the release of a Java-based Gmail app for devices that supported .JAR apps.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

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