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Rumour: Wave UI to Spread to Gmail, Search and Beyond

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Monday, November 9, 2009
8 years ago3,281 views

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Engadget | engadget.com/2009/11/09/google ... | Reports that it has recieved screenshots of what they are told is a future redesign of Google's services in order to fit in with Wave's UI.

<<We just received a set of screengrabs from an anonymous source giving us a glimpse at what appears to be Google's (and thus, the world's) future interface to its web applications, Gmail in particular. While we were originally tempted to ignore them, communications with the tipster would indicate genuine insider knowledge.>>

<<...we're told that "the goal is to provide a consistent experience throughout all Google Apps and blur the line between the browser and the website (e.g. drag and drop, right-click, etc.)." Something that certainly makes sense to us based on what we know about Google's tender approach to its Chrome browser and its future "lightweight" Chrome OS.>>

<<If true then this "work in progress" also hints at the importance of Wave to the future of Google.>>

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I wonder if these redesigns will go live with Google Chrome OS, or maybe they will only be seen if you are using Chrome OS. I'm quite intrigued.

Marcus [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

Note the unchanged URL in all screenshots. I would rate this with suspicion.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I think there are fakes.

And I can't believe Gmail with Wave interface, which is 10 times longer to load and depends on browser.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Google Wave's UI is extremely poor and it should be radically improved before even considering to use it in other applications. The screenshots are just mock-ups and nothing more.

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

8 years ago #

Also you can see an incomplete sentence reads "engad..." in the first screenshot. This may be a mistake that was made while making these fake screenshots.

Marcus [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

Thats the "engadget" watermark, which is hard to read against the white background.

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

If you have noticed that in the Gmail screenshot, among sidepane panels... Contacts and Chat are in seperate panels... which seems very silly and not Google like...
And the SERP screenshot.... the look is horrible...

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Those could be genuine mock-ups for some Google internal meeting, but this doesn't mean we will ever see this live, or even that anybody is thinking about making it look exactly like that.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I think the SERP page looks really nice...

Ash [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

I call fake. Look at the way the search box has a different styling (Mac stlying) to the search field entry boxes (windows styling) in the gmail search screenshot

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Wasn't there a way to decode the text contained in blurred images like the one below? I'm just curious what the subjects read...


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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Hey, Philipp, it's reality here, not CSI:Miami ;)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

> Wasn't there a way to decode the text contained in blurred images...

It's not straightforward but here's the theory:
dheera.net/projects/blur.php

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

> Wasn't there a way to decode the text ...

I can tell just by looking that the first unread email has a subject of "Google", and the last word of its snippet is "google".

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

8 years ago #

Oops. I made that comment on a computer with old display card... :P

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

[put at-character here]TOMHTML

I'll create a gui interface in visual basic see if i can track an ip address.

"Enhance. Enchance. Enhance. Now if I just change the angle, you can see in the reflection, it's a fake!"

Luka [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

<CSI>Can you zoom to see if we can compute the remote login used to describe the core algorithm of the mailbox ?</CSI>

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