Google releases official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad

Google has officially announced a native Gmail app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Yes, you read that right. No, this isn't a dream. You finally -- finally -- have native Gmail, stars, labels, attachments, and all, on iOS.

[Google] has created a new Gmail app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We’ve combined your favorite features from the Gmail mobile web app and iOS into one app so you can be more productive on the go. It’s designed to be fast, efficient and take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device. And it’s one more reason to switch to Gmail.

Google says Gmail for iOS has been optimized for speed, efficiency, and touch, and includes nice little iOS-nods like "pull down to refresh". It might be so good even I won't mind having two separate apps for email...

Go grab it and let us know what you think, and if you don't see it in the App Store yet, hang tight. It takes a while to propagate through Apple's servers, but it should be any time now. (One down, 4 to go, 2 months left...)

Free - App Store link

Update 1: Push notification broken, app disappointing

Looks like it's a thin app wrapper around a WebView with push notification already broken. Hopefully a fix is on the way, not to mention a major update to include features like multiple account support.

Update 2: Google pulls G

Update 2: Google has pulled the app to fix the error. If you're curious about the error, here's an explanation.

Gmail for iPad