On the release of the new Gmail app for Android, I noticed that they moved all of the primary actions for messages to the top of the screen. As a user, I really liked how delete, archive, and mark as unread used to be really close to where my thumb was while holding my phone. But now, not only did they move all the buttons to the top, but they also replaced archive as a primary action with move to folder.
I understand that they probably have analytics that say what the three most used actions are in gmail phone app and that's why they changed it, but I honestly use archive all the time. On the UX side, I understand why they moved the buttons to the top; maximization of the viewable content area is first in an app that is for reading content. But was creating the consistency across most native apps worth the annoyance for me, the user?