Why does Android have 2+ active email apps?

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Discussions' started by vbx, May 11, 2012.

  1. vbx

    vbx Member

    May 11, 2012
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    I have the Galaxy Tab 7.7. There are two email apps; 1 called @email and the other gmail. How do I disable gmail? Since @email already tells me when I have an email, there is no point in having 2 apps notifying me.

  2. Frederuco

    Frederuco Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2011
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    GMail is only for google mail. It has a few extra bells and whistles over Email, but it is nice having it in one app.

    To disable GMail, you can go into Settings - Accounts & Sync - Google acct - unstick the sync mail option. Also in the GMail app you can disable notifications.

    To disable it, it is easy if you have Android 4.0 (but I think the 7.7 still is on Honeycomb) you go to Settings - Apps - All - GMail and tap the disable button (unless there is an Uninstall updates and uninstall then disable)

    In HC, you will need to root (similar to jailbreaking) and install Titanium Backup and Freeze the app.
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