A Googler stopped by Issue 1180 on the Android support forums this morning to let everyone know that inline images in the stock Email app will finally display correctly with the release of Ice Cream Sandwich. As one of the oldest and longest running issues (dating back to 2008), you can almost hear the champagne popping across the globe from Exchange users. For those not familiar, an “inline” image is one that is essentially embedded into an email. From the beginning, through the stock Android “Email” app (not Gmail or an OEM email app), these images have been greyed out or show blue question marks, frustrating many of you. Seems like a small fix, yet is so big.
I’d give the Android team a +1 for finally fixing this bug, but it did take them 3 years to complete.
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