The app isn't the issue. Google dropped ActiveSync support and it's only available to those who are already using it. If those people get a new device then they won't be able to continue to use ActiveSync. IIRC it's still supported for Google Apps (paid) users but I'd recommend confirming that if you're going to consider it.If so, is there any hope that gmail push will be available for the native Mail app in the future? Perhaps in iOS 7?
OK, that's not entirely true. We could have push with IMAP if IOS supported IMAP idle.The app isn't the issue.