Gmail launched a new updated Gmail 2.0, earlier last week with a faster navigation and improved contact list manager, in addition to a restructured source code. The big change in this release is probably not visible to the public, and will be certainly noticed in the next months with more exciting features to be released. Google didn't comment on the technologies used in this release but just confirmed that it wasn't GWT a Google spokesperson told us "We don't have anything new to share about the technologies used to create Gmail, but I can tell you that we've used Google Web Toolkit to build parts of Google Base and Google Checkout, and all of Google Mashup Editor"
"In short, the Gmail team has been working on a major structural code change that we're rolling out to users over the coming weeks to make Gmail faster and more flexible.", explained a Google spokesperson, " To start with, you'll notice faster mail browsing, as well as an upgraded contact manager that presents your contact data in an easy-to-read column view. The new code structure also lays the groundwork for some new Gmail features we'll be launching in the coming months."
You can read more on the code changes at the official Gmail blog.Gmail, Webmail, Email, New Features, Featured News