Gmail was launched in 2004, and after over 3 years, it's still in beta. Despite this, Garett Rogers of ZDNet thinks Google is testing a new version.
Gmail was launched on April 1, 2004, and has revolutionized the way many of us use email. The interface has remained largely untouched since it launched, but get ready, it’s soon to undergo a change in what they describe as a “New Version”. Only a select few people have access to use the new interface — mainly employees and trusted people outside the company called “Trusted Testers“.
One of my readers, who wishes to remain anonymous, stumbled across an
interesting snippet of text (which I confirmed exists) spilling the
beans on a new version of Gmail that is either currently being tested,
or about to be released to testing in short order. It’s small, but
telling — here is a screenshot of the text he was asked to translate.
Well, the translation phrase does indicate newer UI, so there may be something here, but for now, remember, it's just a rumor.