Looking at the updates listed for Apple and Android mobile apps, Gmail sent out 33 updates between January and May 2021. If these updates were spread evenly over the period, they would occur approximately once every 4, 5 days. Compared to Yahoo! Mail and Outlook on Android and Apple devices, Gmail had the fewest updates. Gmail iOS app updates Between Apple and Android, the Gmail mobile app had the fewest updates for iPhones, iPads, and the six apps we reviewed. We counted eight updates in five months: four in March, one in April and three in May. That's roughly every 19 days, which means if evenly distributed, the changes would occur every two to three weeks for Gmail iOS. Historically, Gmail was great at providing descriptions of what changed with each update. However, in the January and May window we observed, most of the patch notes were vague, as below: “Bug fixes and performance improvements. » Where there is no specific call for an update (as above), it is unclear whether the update would impact email rendering.
Gmail Android app updates The Gmail mobile app sent nearly three times as many updates for Android devices as for Apple devices during the same period. With 25 updates in five months, the inner workings of an Android user's Gmail app change every six days. How many times Yahoo! Mail updates In terms of frequency, Yahoo! Mail sits between Gmail and Outlook in number of updates, with 41 updates between January and May. This E-Commerce Photo Editing Service is an update approximately every four days. Updates from Yahoo! iOS messaging app Yahoo! Mail for Apple had 13 updates for the period we observed. This is far less than the updates sent to Android. If we were to look at the updates spread over a period of five months, it would look like an update every 11.5 days. In general, Yahoo! Mail keeps their updates vague by using a statement like this, or something similar:
“Thank you for using the Yahoo Mail app! We regularly update our app. Every update to our app includes bug fixes and performance improvements in addition to new features. However, they sometimes share specific fixes and features such as: “We've added more content to watch in the Videos tab! Watch the latest news or browse the selection of other top videos. “This latest release includes our first iOS 14 widget. Quickly catch up on your latest emails by adding a Yahoo! Messaging widget on your home screen. Updates from Yahoo! Android messaging app For Android, there were more than double the number of updates sent compared to Apple. A total of 28 updates took place from January to May 2021, an update equivalent to approximately every five days. How often Microsoft Outlook updates You think Gmail and Yahoo! Change mail often? Wait to see how often Microsoft sends out updates to its mobile apps. Between January and May, we counted a total of 54 updates. This update cadence equates to a new version of Microsoft Outlook on mobile devices approximately every three days, the most updates out of the three apps. Outlook iOS app updates