The much-loved email client Sparrow will be getting another compatibility update, adding support for the iPhone 5’s larger screen. The news came from a tweet by Sparrow founder Dom Leca today.

This is despite the app being relegated to ‘bug fix only’ status after the team was acquired back in July by Google, to work on its email clients.

In late August, a surprise update brought support for Google’s new ‘Open in Chrome’ actions, which it has been bringing to all of its official apps. A recent update to Sparrow for Mac brought support for Apple’s Retina display and Mountain Lion’s Notification Center.

Google acquired the Sparrow team for its Gmail efforts, with Leca stating that they were “joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.”

At that time, Leca said that they did not plan to release any new features for the Sparrow apps, and likely no iPad version either. Yet, the app has seen the update above to add at least one Google-friendly feature, and iPhone 5 support is certainly welcome.

For more on Sparrow, you can check out our interview with company founder Dom Leca here.

More to follow.