image from Wikimedia Commons

image from Wikimedia Commons

Google’s Gmail app for Android has reached 1 billion downloads, making it the second most downloaded app on Android devices, behind Google Play Services. Google’s Sundar Pichai announced the milestone over his Google+ this morning and, really, is anyone surprised?

Gmail is a behemoth in the email world, and added functionality as well as a new design overhaul is in the horizon for the web-based version. A few leaked screenshots of the potential designs reveal a similarity to the Android app, and include a fly-in menu, a “snooze” button for emails, a pin system to replace the current star rating, and reminder bubbles that appear at the bottom right corner.

Google hasn’t confirmed if/when the new designs will be rolled out, but from the looks of it, they’ll be making email cleaner and more efficient, how only Google can.