Gmail has been the biggest name in the world of e-mail services for a very long time. The company’s services started off over a decade ago, and were invite-only when they started off. They faced stiff competition from the likes of Hotmail and Yahoo Mail. Eventually, Google’s technology took off and soon they became the numero uno e-mail service in the world. With over 900 Million users actively using the service, Gmail is the most popular name in the world of e-mail services and is trusted by an overwhelming number of people.
The company has usually been out of controversies and major problems, however Gmail was in the middle of many discussions lately because of the Hotmail sync issue. Some Nexus users had reported earlier in January that they were not receiving push notifications until they opened the app.
A Google Employee replied on the Nexus forums, saying: “The team has identified an issue which we believe is contributing to the syncing issue on Nexus devices. It is actively being worked on, and I’ll continue to keep you all updated. In the meantime, please continue to post your experiences and/or if you have found any short-term workarounds,”
The company then released Gmail v5.10, which fixes the problem with Hotmail sync that many users had been facing since quite some time now.
Some Nexus users have been speculating that this feature comes in as a direct result of the ‘Doze’ feature of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as it suspends certain tasks in the background. Several users have since observed that when they disable Gmail and other Google apps and services from battery optimization, the issues seem to be resolved.
Its surprising that the 5.10 update did not fix the issue. Gmail is expected to resolve this issue in their next update, and it is currently being believed that the company is taking this problem as a priority task internally.