I work in the publishing field, and I have a number of Google alerts set up for various books and authors. I wanted to check an alert in my inbox yesterday, had the N7 on, so used it to launch the Gmail app. I found the email alert, clicked on it, and all it did was refresh my inbox. Tried again, same response. I closed the app, and opened the Chrome app, to check my Gmail account through the browser. Opened email, found the alert, clicked on it -- the email opened, but it was blank! Literally, no content at all.
WTF? So I closed Chrome, opened the Firefox app (which I have just for the purpose of Flash access), signed in to my Gmail acct, found the email alert, opened it -- and there it was, the alert with all its content, including the active link to the book review.
I went to the Play Store, thinking I could contact the developer of the Gmail app, but no developer was listed. And the link to the Support site was worthless; just some useless FAQs -- no actual ability to contact anyone to tell them of this issue.
Anyhow, just wanted to share it here. I can't believe that a Google-created alert is unreadable by either of the Google apps. Glad I had Firefox available.