Gmail users on iOS devices have an early gift prior to this week’s Google developer event: The Gmail on iOS app was updated on Monday with some key improvements to make the software better and on par with Android’s Gmail client. The biggest change is support for the native iOS Notification Center, but even the smaller upgrades are helpful. Google says that full notification support is included, meaning your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad can show alerts or banners when a message hits your Gmail inbox, even on the iOS lock screen. The notifications are faster too, says Google, by up to five times. Additionally, Gmail users on iOS can now easily use an alternate email for sending a message. Lastly, the app won’t automatically log you out after a certain time period. Read the full story at GigaOM.

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