Back in July, Sparrow team announced its acquisition by Google saying that they do not plan to release any future updates for the Sparrow iOS and Mac apps. Despite the early statement, the much-loved email client will soon be getting an iPhone 5 compatibility update, according to Sparrow founder Dom Leca (via TNW).
Sparrow team tagged the iOS and Mac apps as ‘bug fix only’ when it was acquired by Google, stating that they are joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision. However, a recent update to Sparrow for Mac brought support for Apple’s Retina display and Mountain Lion’s Notification Center and now, an iPhone 5 compatibility update is expected soon.
Here’s the tweet by Sparrow’s founder:
iPhone 5 support is coming soon to @Sparrow.
— dom leca (@domleca) September 24, 2012
Google reportedly acquired Sparrow for around $25 million, in an effort to bring polish and ease of use to all of its Gmail experiences across various platforms. Paris-based Sparrow team was then moved to Google’s main Mountain View campus for company’s future projects.