Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Google Offline Gmail no longer supported on Chrome 11 or higher

As Google begin moving towards adopting HTML 5.0 and ditching its Gears away, Offline Gmail is now no longer supported on Chrome 11 or higher (though it was first announced the phase out is to be from version 12 onwards).



Offline Mail no longer supported

What's changing with Gmail Offline and browser support? [via]

The new Gmail Offline capability is targeted for delivery as a Chrome browser web app this summer.

As we move the Gmail Offline capability to a Chrome web app, we will deprecate the Google Gears-based Gmail Offline. This coincides with the version 12 release of the Google Chrome browser which no longer supports Gears (Gears blogpost). As a result, Google Gears-based Gmail Offline will no longer work with the Chrome browser as of Tuesday May 24, 2011. Google Gears-based Gmail Offline will continue to work in versions of Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox versions 3.6.

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