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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tmags2, May 28, 2010.

  1. tmags2

    tmags2 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have both gmail and yahoo going to my incredible. In Yahoo I can zoom the screen message so I don't need my glasses; however, I can't do this with gmail. Does anyone know of a fix?



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  2. esmail

    esmail Member

    I think this is a (big) limitation of the gmail application. Another one is that you can't copy from it ... I don't know how these two problems can exist in a google core service in a google OS .. seems very odd.
  3. tmags2

    tmags2 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I hate to say it, I may have to eliminate my gmail account on the incredible because I can't read it. I could forward all my mail to yahoo. This defeats the purpose of having gmail or I could just have the surgery so I could see. I hope google will create a fix for this.

    Thanks for your reply,

  4. esmail

    esmail Member

    Yes I totally understand, I wouldn't be able to read any of it without my glasses. My hope is that they eventually (sooner than later!!) will fix this and issue an update.

    One of the main reasons for me to switching from Yahoo mail to Google mail was the close integration of gmail into Android (otherwise, I've had concerns about giving Google too much of my personal information) - so this has been a frurstrating limitation, especially since so many other applications allow you to zoom and copy w/o any problems.
  5. aw1974

    aw1974 Well-Known Member

    Why don't you use gmail in the HTC mail widget? You can zoom in there.
  6. Steven58


    I think that's the ticket. I'm going to try that.
  7. Steven58


    I have the same issue because I can't see the gmail either without reading glasses, so i set up the account in the HTC mail program, as well. The HTC program does have pinch to zoom so I can read the gmail without glasses. I keep the gmail account emaier partnered with the gmail count program so I can still have a running count of all my new gmails going on my desktop.

  8. tmags2

    tmags2 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I.was not aware of the HTC widget. I'll check it out. Can I get yahoo mail there also?
  9. aw1974

    aw1974 Well-Known Member

    Yep, I have 2 Yahoo accounts and 1 Gmail account in there.
  10. krispy_mobile

    krispy_mobile Member

    no push with htc email app right?

    The gmail app is terrible, but I don't want to lose push.
  11. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    I was wondering this to
  12. esmail

    esmail Member

    exactly my concern too .. hence my hope that Google will update/fix this application soon than later (ever the optimist :)
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