Google Bundle: Labs Experiments Graduate, Translate API Deprecates, Older Browser Support Drops
Article by George Norman
On 02 Jun 2011
In this Google-related news bundle I will tell you which Gmail Labs experiments have graduated out of Labs and have become an integral part of Gmail, I will tell you that Google decided shut down its Google Translate API, and last but not least I will tell you that Google plans to drop support for several older versions of the most popular browsers out there.

Starting off with Gmail Labs, the following experiments have graduated:
Superstars – this feature allows you to add different types of stars to conversations and messages. Choose what type of star you want to use by going to the Settings menu.
Nested Labels – this feature allows you to manage your email by sorting it into a hierarchy lf labels.
Advanced IMAP Controls – this new feature gives you access to a set of advanced controls for accessing Gmail through IMAP clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, or the iPhone’s native mail app.

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Moving on, Google announced that its Google Translate API has officially deprecated. The API will still be around until December, but the number of requests that can be send to Google Translate will be limited. Come December 1st, the Google Translate API will be shut off completely. This means that apps that use the Google Translate API to translate various bits and pieces, will no longer have access to this sort of functionality.

“Due to the substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse, the number of requests you may make per day will be limited and the API will be shut off completely on December 1, 2011,” said Google.

Moving on yet again, Google recently announced that Google Apps must support only modern browsers so that web applications can “spring even farther ahead of traditional software”. Since older browser do not provide the capabilities needed for modern web applications, Google has decided to drop support for older versions of the most popular browser out there. Google will drop support for Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3 as of August 1st.

“Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we’ll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version,” explained Venkat Panchapakesan, Vice President of Engineering.



Tags: Google, Gmail, Gmail Labs, Superstars, Nested Labels, Advanced IMAP Controls, Google Translate, API, Appel, iPhone, App, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari
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