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15 gigs of space in gmail!

nerfwibbler [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
10 years ago8,683 views


i just noticed that in one of my gmail accounts its saying that i have 15 gig of space.

screengrab:


i28.tinypic.com/15z1o28.png



normally it's 7.3 gig. is this a sign of google rolling out extra capacity for gmail users?

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Cool... I think a Google "Cosmo" release is coming soon... With the upgrades to Google Docs recently, and I noticed the Gmail "storage counter" on the home page stopped last week... Seems like they're moving some stuff behind the scenes and getting ready for a launch...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]nerfwibbler : Can you go here and make a screen capture please ?

www.google.com/accounts/Manage ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Timing is very very strange...

Remember the launch of the paid storage thing and the fusion of Gmail / Picasa extra storage ?

It was 2 years ago (in 3 days)...

blogoscoped.com/forum/104906.h ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Ive still "7355 MB" currently

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> Can you go here and make a screen capture please ?

The storage counter looks completely different in Gmail when you've paid for extra storage. It shows a bar graph as well as the counter, so I don't think it's paid storage...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I know, but there is a possibility that this is a Google Apps account, by asking for the screen, it removes this possibility.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Gmail: 7355 MB
www.google.com/accounts/Manage ... : 8.03 GB

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]hebbet

Mine says that too....

[edited @ because, i made a comment with a wrong name (was caused by one moving ~hebbet]

PierreS [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Cosmo= Chrome OS Storage Manager (plus an extra o for the pun)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


memory.jeremilhau.fr/storage.p ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


memory.jeremilhau.fr/storage2. ...



There is a bit of incoherence between my gmail and my google account.

2,61 Gio ≠ 3,2 Gio

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I think I found nerfwibbler on Twitter... seems like he's the only one seeing 15GB... maybe it is just a glitch?

twitter.com/justinf/status/312 ...
twitter.com/justinf/status/312 ...
twitter.com/justinf/status/312 ...
twitter.com/justinf/status/312 ...
twitter.com/unkiedave/status/3 ...

nerfwibbler [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

ah the power of twitter.

my "nerfwibbler" alias is blown. he he...
;-)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]PierreS COSMO :

Chrome OS Storage Manager Online (maybe ?)

nerfwibbler [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Luka – i went to that link and grabbed a screenshot.

yup its 15 gig


i28.tinypic.com/2rp7h48.png



my other gmail accounts show the usual 7.3 gig. maybe its just a mistake on google's part. or maybe not – the account is not one i use everyday – its a throwaway account. so perhaps google are testing out the 15 gig on accounts that arent used too often. perhaps?

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Hummm, I have to check my other accounts!!

My hypothesis for the storage incoherence : some documents I opened with google docs are no longer in the Google Account Total but are still counted in the Gmail total.

We may have a new service (say cosmo, or docs) that will have storage limit soon.

nerfwibbler [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

and just to be clear – it is NOT paid storage. as i said, its from a throwaway gmail account that i have.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I checked all my other accounts 3 hours ago when I first saw this post, and again 30 minutes ago... But they all still say 7.3GB :(

PierreS [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Modified documents would be migrated to the new service? Something that triggered those kind of discrepancies

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

>> We may have a new service (say cosmo, or docs) that will have storage limit soon.

That's what I'm thinking too – And at that time, Google will probably increase the shared storage quota.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I keep getting logged out of my Google Account... It's happened 3 times so far this morning. This has never happened before. Something strange is going on today........

nerfwibbler [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

canonical recently launched "ubuntu one" – which is their version of cloud storage

ubuntuone.com

maybe google are gearing up to provide their long awaited gDrive

[Unlinked – Tony]

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Maybe (this is pure speculation) all the compatibles attachments will be readable from docs (cosmo) as picasa web albums and youtube videos from the same account. This way, docs will became the center of online files search and managing.

But, according to the cosmo leaked pdf, cosmo is an evolution of platypus that allowed an integration with OS. Google is ready to do something like this with MacFuse (Mac and Linux) and Windows client was leaked too.

So go hunt for a cosmo client!

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

nerfwibbler, do you see anything strange / new if you visit docs.google.com using that account?

nerfwibbler [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

cosmo/gdrive getting started guide (pdf)

+ Show PDF



nerfwibbler [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

i'll try visiting docs tony. just a sec.

Arie [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

I also see 15gb on my Gmail account, but still 7.3gb in my Google Apps mail account..

nerfwibbler [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

theres nothing unusual in google docs when i sign in using the 15gig account.

nerfwibbler [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

arie -> aha. somebody else is seeing this besides me!

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google’s Gdrive arriving in 2009:
twitter.com/JesseNewhart/statu ...

Cached Page: 74.125.155.132/search?q=cache: ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I was thinking yesterday that a "Cosmo" release might be near with the announcement of "Google Chrome to sync bookmarks" blogoscoped.com/forum/158361.h ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> Google’s Gdrive arriving in 2009:

The source for that article was TG Daily (tgdaily.com/html_tmp/content-v ...) which basically "borrowed" most of its content from this article without giving any credit:

blogoscoped.com/archive/2009-0 ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Yes, and cosmo would be the web interface for the bookmark sync system. This picture is the hint :


docs.google.com/images/doclist ...




docs.google.com/images/doclist ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Yes... See the update at the bottom of this post:
googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009 ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

>> The source for that article was TG Daily

Thanks Tony, the source for that article was you :-o

PierreS [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The reason for this is probably that Cosmo has integrated with Amethyst. (See the pdf)

Arie [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

here:


litman.com/forum%20%20temp%20p ...

Arie [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

oops.. I realized after posting that I miss read (I can run for congress now:))

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Another strange thing that happened last week (in Google Docs) that made me wonder if a Cosmo integration was taking place behind the scenes, is that one of our Google Apps users came to me saying that she no longer had access to any shared files in Google Docs. I checked her account and sure enough, the shared docs were missing from her list. I checked the sharing permissions on the files and nothing had changed... Then I tried to access the files from her account through the static URL that you can share and she was able to view/edit the files that way – They just weren't showing up in her Docs list... Very strange. Yesterday she came back to me and said the files are now back in her Docs list.

nerfwibbler [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

that definitely sounds like something going on behind the scenes alright mbegin.

Art-one [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

My GMAIl is all at the sudden very slow...

This is taking longer than usual. Try reloading the page.
If that doesn't work, you can:

   1. Disable Labs and try again.
   2. If you're on a slow connection, try basic HTML view.
   3. For more troubleshooting tips, visit the help center.

Maybe this has to do something with the above...

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

10 years ago #

I've spotted something weird too. Today I go to mail.google.com/ through IE6 for Windows 2000 SP4, and I see Gmail 2.0's loading page! (Gmail 2.0's interface won't show after loaded, though. Also, I can't reproduce this.)

   Besides, it seems that Google Docs source code was updated recently. Now I can't find links to Chrome Folder image, PDF image... ... in it.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

gmail 2.0 is working on ie6 for about a half year

DPic [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

googleeverywhere.blogspot.com/ ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

And that's from Thursday, July 19, 2007, so all this speculation about Google Web Drive might be wishful thinking...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

And this one from Tue May 08, 2007:
forum.hackinthebox.org/viewtop ...


img208.imageshack.us/img208/23 ...

PierreS [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

At least I guessed what Cosmo might mean :-)

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]hebbet:
   Gmail 2.0 works for IE6 which has MICROSOFT'S LATEST UPDATE installed. Mine isn't, so Gmail 2.0 shouldn't work for me.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Why on earth would you use the world's most hated browser? You must hate your computer. Get chrome or firefox!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I like safari, am I okay DPic?

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]DPic:
   There are two computers at my home. One is new (with Chrome installed) and the other is old (my mom & dad use this one and they don't want to use any NEW browser...). I checks mail from that old computer today.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Cookie Lee:
gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/09 ...

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]hebbet:

According to gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/09 ... :

"...This week, we've started to roll out Gmail's new code base to IE6 users. If you use IE6 AND HAVE THE LATEST IE6 UPDATES FROM MICROSOFT INSTALLED (or the specific patch that's required), you'll start seeing the features listed above."

It seems that the patch mentioned in that post was not available in Windows 2000.

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