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....
11/4/2007 9:22:34 PM
11. I can open it in Lynx no problems at all
12. When I upload a file or several on a nice connection, but slow computer, the file uploads quick and painless. However, everybody else takes forever uploading their files using providers like Yahoo and Hotmail.
13. When you view an image file, microsoft word, excel, powerpoint, etc file. You can either view it regularly, view it as an HTML file, download it, or use Google Documents to see it. I prefer Microsoft for editing. Google can be a pain in the rear for editing.
14. Snippets: I actually see a bit of the email before I even see it. This can be handy if spam ever gets in the inbox and you don't know if to trust it or not. Just look at what the snippet shows. Usually, if it's viagra spam, it will always have something trying to make it hard to read and bypass filters.
15. You can take an email account you're currently using, sign up for Gmail, and have Gmail act like your outlook express for that other email address.
Basically, I'm kind of scared of an upgrade so far for Gmail. I love it the way it is. I don't need anymore upgrades for my Gmail. It's not in Beta for me, either. I think it is a good final release.
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