Looks like Google borked its first iPhone Gmail app

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Looks like Google borked its first iPhone Gmail app

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Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET)

Hours after launching the hotly anticipated Gmail for iPhone app (and for all iOS devices), Google pulled the broken app from the Apple App store and apologized on Twitter.

“The iOS app we launched today contained a bug with notifications,” the tweet reads. “We have pulled the app to fix the problem. Sorry we messed up.”

Google later followed up with an official statement:

Update: 11/2/11: Earlier today we launched a new Gmail app for iOS. Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.

This is what greeted me when I launched the Gmail app on my iPhone 4.

(Credit:
Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET)

We witnessed the broken notifications first-hand on multiple iPhones when loading the Gmail app for the first time after a reboot (see right).

iPhone users also complained vociferously on social networks like Twitter and Google+ (here’s one example of dozen… [Read more]

Looks like Google borked its first iPhone Gmail app

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