Google Mail to become Gmail in the UK

Google on Monday announced that they will soon start offering their address to residents in the UK again. Previously, UK registrations were only allowed an address.

UK residents who currently have a address can freely keep it the same if wanted, but Google will begin to offer the option to finally switch to a address soon. The transition will begin later this week as new UK registrations will get an @gmail address while current customers will get the option to switch over the next week.

"Since "gmail" is 50% fewer characters than "googlemail," we estimate this name change will save approximately 60 million keystrokes a day. At about 217 microjoules per keystroke, that's about the energy of 20 bonbons saved every day!"

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Sony atracTable to take on Microsoft Surface

Next Story

StarCraft II gets July 27 worldwide release date

45 Comments - Add comment