GMail 2.0 Coming Soon
October 31, 2007 9:27 AM
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A view of the new contacts manager.
GMail 2.0 is coming soon to your friendly local internet.
announced some news
at its Analysts Day, which may excite some -- it will be releasing a completely rewritten, optimized and improved version of GMail. The version's goal is reportedly to raise customer satisfaction to 70 percent.
Such a high satisfaction rate, particularly for a free email service would be very impressive. Many internet services, including the internet service itself enjoy woefully low satisfaction and general customer antipathy.
GMail has been driven by aging Java-script which will now be brought up to speed. The new version dubbed "GMail 2.0" has two main goals: faster service and better contact management.
Initial testers reported the test version felt noticeably faster and more responsive, particularly in contacts management. They report a new contacts screen, as well as that the chat can now not be hidden (at least in the trial version).
Another improvements is that contact pictures can be transferred directly from Google's Picasa web albums, all server-side, to reduce bandwidth and processing expenses on the user side.
Google recently made headlines when it switched to the superior IMAP protocol, an unexpected move for a free internet service,
. IMAP support should be almost completely rolled out to GMail users by now.
Expect to see GMail 2.0 rolled out sometime this year or early next year. The update is recognizable by a "newer version" option appearing in the upper right hand links in the mail window. Be sure to comment if you received this update, as Google has not announced a hard date for the rollout.
Google currently features over
4 GB of storage
per account, which makes it one of the most generous providers in terms of storage space.
Google has been breaking ground with many new initiatives, including its
Google Lunar Challenge
and the Unity Project -- a
. It did recently get its
by Facebook, when it got rejected for Microsoft. However, it
as it has a deal with Myspace.com and several other networks, and hoards of loyal GMail users, who will soon be enjoying an improved version of their favorite email service.
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RE: Wait...I thought it was still beta....
10/31/2007 2:27:21 PM
... and the fact that it's free just makes it all the better.
I understand your point, but I want to clarify that it is not really
. Everytime you give money to a company that advertises on Google, you are paying for the services that Google offers. Companies budget for these advertising costs and their pricing that YOU pay is affected. You do pay Google, just not directly. If you are not happy with any of these many no-cost-to-user services then you should feel free to demand better. Don't think they are
and accept poor service because of it.
RE: Wait...I thought it was still beta....
11/1/2007 3:17:47 AM
That is like saying I paid what's his face down the road's salary, and bought his new Ipod. That is just being part of the economy. Sure in the vaguest sense we do pay for it. But they aren't getting the money from us so we don't really pay for it.
They might be paying for it with money that was once yours, but, if you parted with it to some company, they have free reign over it, and whatever it goes to pay for, is not paid for by you.
And in the same vague viewpoint that it is, it would be paid for by your employer, since they gave you the money, and if your self employed then it comes from your customers, and eventually it goes all the way back to the government who prints the currency. But really it's all about existing in an economy and Gmail being free.
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