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It took nearly a month to come to fruition, but you can finally kiss that Gmail “Display images below” message on your Android phone and/or tablet goodbye: the automatic picture loading feature that Google announced in December is finally rolling out to devices through the Play Store. (The impatient among you can download it early, of course.)

The original limitation was put in place to prevent images linked to malicious URLs from installing apps surreptitiously, but Google’s solved that issue by funneling every picture through a secure proxy server. That way, threats will be rendered inert before they reach your mobile inbox.

For those concerned about privacy, the feature can be turned off in settings.

Update: Added an additional host.

Download: com.google.android.gm-4.7.2.apk (Mirror 1)

Via:  Android Police
  • terrorist96

    No one finger get zoom like in chrome or maps? I thought you said the nexus 5 Gmail app had one finger zoom.

  • Chris

    These comments are about as amusing as the CNN comments.

  • Kidqwik

    Does anyone know if the 4.4 Kit Kat stock mail app that looks just like the Gmail app has been updated to do this and if so where the APK is to DL?

    • LionStone

      Doesn’t look like it, I still see the “show picture message”

    • George Davis

      With Gmail, Google is downloading the images server-side and scanning for malware. They can’t do that for third-party email providers, so I would not expect the stock email app to be updated in this way.

  • mh

    Tim please shut up and stop your bitching. Do you really need to reply numerous times saying the same crap over an over?

  • JeffColorado

    The download link is trying to download a secondary APK…not just the GMail one. Anyone know what this is and if it is malicious?

  • Chris

    “For those concerned about privacy, the feature can be turned off in settings.”

    right because an image can cause privacy. Same with security cameras at the stores and satellites that can pin point your location….

  • jboogie1289

    Comical………

  • Tuxdreamerx

    Came for the article stayed for the comments :-P

  • Chris

    all this trouble, I’m just gonna wait. Its not that this small feature is needed.

  • JerBear

    Could someone please suggest a great ad blocking app for a non rooted nexus 7(2012} and lg g2? I can’t find anything good in the play store.
    Thank you

    • Tim242

      You have to be rooted. Adblock plus, or adaway are the only ones I’m aware of. You have to get them from their sites, Google kicked them out of the play store.

      • JerBear

        Thanks Tim, but i really don’t want to root

  • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

    What’s with the spam/malware link in the article. Not nice.

    • Adrynalyne

      There are alternative hosts in the discus comments if you are having trouble.

      • Tim242

        The malware is mobogenie. A Google search will yield results showing that it is a virus.

        • Adrynalyne

          Hi,

          Let me reiterate for those who cannot read:

          There are alternative hosts in the discus comments if you are having trouble.

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            If I’m going to click on a download link I would rather trust the one linked by the author.

          • Adrynalyne

            You can lead a horse to water…

            You do know that digital signatures cannot be faked and therefore it will not upgrade Gmail if it is not the original from Google, right?

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            Don’t worry. I got what I needed from another source.

          • Tim242

            You totally missed the point.

          • Adrynalyne

            So did you, apparently. There are checks to confirm it is the original.

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            No one is questioning the validity of the apk. The problem is the gmail apk isn’t the file that the link downloads.

          • Adrynalyne

            Actually you did question the validity of alternative hosts.

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            Questioning the validity of the host is not the same as questioning the validity of the file. How stupid are you?

          • Adrynalyne

            Classy.

            The only reason to question the validity of a host is because you question what you are downloading.

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            I didn’t question what I was downloading because Kyle led me to believe that the file I sought was located in the link he provided. When I downloaded the file that Kyle pointed me to, it downloaded spam instead of the gmail apk. So I guess I should be questioning the validity of droid-life instead.

          • Adrynalyne

            Did you not say:

            “If I’m going to click on a download link I would rather trust the one linked by the author.”

            When given alternatives? Despite knowing that there are security checks to make sure the apk is valid?

            http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/58/58b60830d26ef5b1f63fd4edb732fe5c220cba41465f207836d5bf861c5ece40.jpg

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            If I can’t trust the author of the site he writes for to provide a spam-free link, then what makes you think I’d trust a link from some schlub in the comments section?

          • Adrynalyne

            I already told you how, but anyway….

          • Kyle Wiggers

            That’s completely untrue. Please don’t spread misinformation.

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            What’s not true? I clicked on the link you provided in the article. It took me to a file server and it said DOWNLOAD. I clicked on it and it downloaded a file that was not the gmail apk. It installed some crap application that was not a gmail update.

          • Kyle Wiggers

            I’m sorry, but you must’ve clicked an ad. I was able to download the file without trouble on my Galaxy S4. That being said, I know D-H isn’t the user friendly, so I’ll talk with Kellen about using a different host.

          • Scott Smith

            Kyle — you need to pull down the link in your post. It downloads the right file if I use a desktop computer, but when I try it on my Moto X it downloads malware. I tried all three of the download buttons that were shown (one of which should have been the real download button and not an ad) and all three downloaded the malware file. Maybe it worked on your Galaxy S4, but I can confirm the only file it provides on my Moto X is malware. Not cool. Yes, I’ve already gotten the file elsewhere, but this doesn’t reflect well on Droid Life, a site we all love and hold to high standards.

          • Kyle Wiggers

            I was not aware of this. I’ll add a mirror. Thanks for refraining from vitriol.

          • Tim242

            There’s no check in the link provided by the author to prevent the download of the mobogenie virus…

          • Adrynalyne

            Whine, whine, whine, and then cry some more.

            There are alternative hosts in the discus comments if you are having trouble.

          • Chris

            again. this issue isnt the alternate hosts, its the fact that they didn’t check on the host they provided themselves.

          • Tim242

            Exactly! He makes excuses for everything.

          • Adrynalyne

            More like solutions. There are those such as yourself that whine about a problem, and then there are those like myself that find a solution.

          • Tim242

            Hi.

            Let me reiterate for those who can’t comprehend. You shouldn’t have to go looking through comments to get a malware free download. The site needs to use a better host. Most people will be clicking on the link provided by the author. Stop making excuses for them spreading mobogenie, which is a virus…

          • Chris

            I hope for the love of god you do not reproduce. If you already have, hope the kid commits sucicde

          • Adrynalyne

            Classy.

          • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

            Uncalled for.

          • Chris

            too bad.

          • Adrynalyne
          • Tim242

            Hi.

            Let me reiterate for those who can’t comprehend. You shouldn’t have to go looking through comments to get a malware free download. The site needs to use a better host. Most people will be clicking g on the link provided by the author. Stop making excuses for them spreading mobogenie, which is a virus.

          • Adrynalyne

            LOL….

            There are alternative hosts in the discus comments if you are having trouble.

            No Google employee uploaded this or approved distribution. If you are going to be that uptight about it, wait until they release it.

          • Chris

            any smart site or smart writer would post a correct download link in the article. if that download is no longer available, make an update. This is the case with many other tech sites. Why is it an issue here?

            Tim is right. Most people dont go searching the comments for a download. They would click the one in the article.

            Loose the attitude ok?.

          • Adrynalyne

            There are alternative hosts in the discus comments if you are having trouble.

            Lose the attitude? Says the person who hopes my daughter kills herself.

          • Tim242

            That’s asking way too much of him : )

          • Chris

            Agreed. Not sure what his problem is.

  • Adrynalyne

    https://mega.co.nz/#!opoEHKbA!EJPgGiRoCRC4ytFd01vpljuoY-5AXblx3Cetl7cAHVU

    For those who can’t figure out the above and as an alternative to the other host someone posted below.

  • NorCalGuy

    After you hit the download button just hit the back button and the DL will start

  • akazerotime

    Guys, it’s 9:25 on the east coast and its WAY to early to be bitching about hitting the wrong button to download the file or what site they use for file hosting. If ad away is updated with the source files, then you shouldn’t have an issue. If you don’t like their choice in file hosting, then send the site some $ so they can invest in their own hosing server and cover the bandwidth traffic or better yet, wait for the roll out. #endrant

    • Tim242

      You fail to realize that this downloads a smam/malware file to your phone. I have adblock+. Only the correct button showed. Upon clicking, it downloaded mobilegenie.apk to my phone. That is not ok. Send them money? They have more ads than any site I visit. This site was the only reason I installed adblock+ in the first place.

      • BillySuede

        no shots but you could just wait for the official update…

        • Tim242

          I finally got it. I’ll just have to remember to only get these from Android Police from now on.

          • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

            It downloaded both for me from my phone, but the gmail one kept failing.

      • akazerotime

        Try AdAway 2.3. I have tried it 7 times and each time it starts download of “com.google.android.gm-4.7.2 (967015).apk”. I get no genie.apk using it. Here, I’ll share the app with you. https://app.box.com/s/04a4n6hdxqc65uqdtn0x

        • Adrynalyne

          But its easier to complain! I had no issues either.

          • akazerotime

            Exactly. Then again this dude seems to have a problem with everything looking at the comment section here. Break time is over, get back to work. You can down vote more posts later.

          • Chris

            and you can ake a chill pill and not get worked up over comments on a tech blog site.,

        • Tim242

          I appreciate that. But, you shouldn’t have to be rooted and running ad blocking software to download a simple apk.

    • Chris

      how about you calm down

      • Tim242

        I like you, you’re spunky.

  • jbdan

    Like the new pic Kyle, you no longer look so sad/serious :D

    • JDub

      Or like a serial killer.

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Thanks!

  • Chris

    I keep getting a Parse error

  • Collin Chapin

    The next thing they should add is allowing you to “swipe to archive” for Gmail notifications. I know you can do the two finger pull down and just hit archive but it would be so much easier to just swipe it away.

  • Michael

    yet again, another poorly written article by kyle. step it up man. write like kellen or tim.

    • Adrynalyne

      Dude, really? One word above your reading level and it is poorly written? Go to school or something.

      • Tim242

        Dude, really? One opinion that differs from yours and you flame? Grow up, or something.

        • Adrynalyne

          Speaking of growing up, remember when you said you wouldn’t reply to me anymore?

          • Tim242

            You act like like a pissy little queen. I’ll stop being a hypocrite as soon as I click on one article and don’t see you flaming everybody with an opinion different than yours. K?

          • Adrynalyne

            All you have to do is follow your own words and stop replying to me. Is it too hard? I am sorry if I don’t treat someone who bashes Kyle’s articles across multiple Discus discussions with kid gloves like you want.

          • Tim242

            All you have to do is get some fresh air, get laid, and stop being such a bi*ch to everybody.

          • Adrynalyne

            Speak for yourself, bro. All you have done is cry like a whiny baby in this discus discussion. “Booo, I can’t figure out a free filehost….someone hold my hand…”

            Take a tissue and suck it up.

            Edited to remove insult, I am better than that.

          • Tim242

            Can’t figure out? The actual download button is the only one that shows, due to my ad blocking software. When you click it the first time, it opens another page and downloads a spam apk. You can’t be OK with that.

          • Adrynalyne

            First and only download button I saw downloaded it fine.

            Yeah the file host sucks, but its free, the apk was offered freely, and still you go on and on. Why do you feel so entitled?

          • Tim242

            I don’t feel entitled to anything other than the file promised. Instead, I got mobilehenie.apk. I’ll go back to getting the leaked apk’s from Android Police.

          • Chris

            All you’ve done is cry bout what other people are crying about.

          • Mark Mann

            Says the person always being a b*tch to everyone

          • Tim242

            Really? I rarely even comment here anymore, due to the trolls.

          • Chris

            I hope he doesn’t reproduce.

  • jamaall

    I wish they would fix the bigger issues. Sometimes it says I have mail and I do, but it won’t show up in my inbox. Another thing is that sending pictures on my phone through email take forever sometimes. Even when I have fast connection.

    • Tim242

      Yeah, that stuck in outbox bug has been there for years. The best workaround is to use the gmail website. Pictures sentd instantly.

  • Bruce Wayne

    Shittiest file serving host.

  • Tim242

    Why use dev-host? The download button downloads spam. Then you have to go back and try again. You guys can do better

  • Gfunk81

    You have to hit the small “download” in the center right above the large “DOWNLOAD”. I also had to install an APK installer for some reason, my GS4 kept trying to open it with Nova Launcher.

    • Zach Davis

      I had that same install issue with my Gnex, Nova Launcher was treating it as a backup. What I ended up doing was in Root Explorer, long-pressed the app, hit Open With, and and went over to the APPS tab, and picked Root Explorer. Then it installed without any problems. This could probably be applied to other File Managers like Astro, or CM’s File Manager

    • Tim242

      I use adblock+. All I get is the small download button. It downloaded mobilegenie.apk the first time around. They should not be using this crap.

  • Ckburks

    But it’s always so fun closing random tabs that auto dl…. Middle download btw

  • fillyo75

    why do I get linked to the download site where you have to guess which one to pick and spam city?

    • BigTimmay
      • Kristine

        Thanks worked for me.

    • kevin_gee

      Maybe if you had an Adblocker then you wouldn’t be having this problem.

      • Tim242

        I have ad blocker. I hit the only download button on the page. It downloaded mobile genie.apk. I had to do it again. That is not the point though. They should use a better file host.

        • Adrynalyne

          Do you always whine about things freely given?

          • Tim242

            When it puts malware on my device, yes. I trust this site not to put malware on my phone.

          • Boblank84

            malwar? its a link with a download button that has to be clicked… dev-host is a pretty common hosting site.

          • Adrynalyne

            Not to mention that there have been multiple file hosts posted now, and he is still whining.

          • Tim242

            You bi*ch all day, every day. What will it take for you to give that a rest? My advice is to get laid, and get some fresh air more often.

          • Adrynalyne

            Easy to give out advice but not take it yourself, eh?

          • Tim242

            Yes. I have no idea what mobilegenie.apk is. I don’t appreciate being tricked into downloading an unknown file.

          • Boblank84

            don’t know, it downloaded the correct file for me. have never had issues w/ dev-host..

          • Chris

            Do you always whine about everything on here?

  • lovecarsUSA

    Thanks Kyle, was looking forward to it and was wondering when they were going to release it.

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