Google's Gmail upgrade is being ridiculed in an increasing number of forums due to various problems. According to users whose accounts have been upgraded to Gmail 2.0, the new Gmail downloads e-mail slowly, fails to load pages, and also crashes browsers.
Ironically, Gmail 2.0, which features an upgraded contacts manager, is designed to be faster and more stable. Gmail 2.0 is based on what a Google spokesman calls "a major structural code change" upon which new features will be launched in coming months.
Spokesman Jason Freidenfelds wrote via e-mail:
Most users should see a marked improvement in performance. We recommend using IE7 and Firefox 2 to take full advantage of Gmail's speedier interface.
Google is progressively moving people to Gmail 2.0, so some users will have it while others don't.
Gmail users, have you been upgraded to Gmail 2.0 yet? What are your experiences with it so far?
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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.