Sparrow fans rejoice. Just a little while ago on Twitter, co-founder Dominique Leca announced that the app will be updated to support the new iPhone 5.

That news is a bit of a surprise. After being bought out by Google in July to work on the company’s own email clients, it was announced that the only future updates to Sparrow would be to squash bugs.

But in late August, the app was updated with a Google-centric feature. In version 1.3.2 of the app, Web pages can be opened with the Chrome app instead of the standard Apple mobile Safari.

The Mac version of Sparrow was also recently updated with support for the MacBook Pro’s Retina display and Mountain Lion’s Notification Center, which was a nice move for users.

Are you still using Sparrow? Even though I wasn’t exactly thrilled to see the acquisition, it’s still my favorite email client on both the iPhone and Mac. So it will be nice to have support for the larger 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5.

Sparrow is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch but is compatible with the iPad. It is available to download in the App Store for $2.99.

If you’re interested, you can also take a look at some Sparrow alternatives for both the Mac and iOS.

Via: The Next Web