Google has recently been in the news again and this time for the latest inclusion to its line of ‘Go’ edition apps. These are the lightweight apps designed basically for the ever emerging markets. This latest app, i.e. the Gmail Go, similar to the other ones in the Go line, consumes much less storage space on smartphones. Thus, a much better use of mobile data is viewed when compared to the regular version of Gmail.
More on this app states that this Gmail app lists multiple account support, conversation view, attachments, and push notifications for new messages. Interestingly, this also prioritizes messages from friends and family first, while categorizing promotional and social emails in separate tabs, similar to what Gmail does.
As per various reports, Gmail Go is detected with 9.51 MB download, occupying almost, roughly 25 MB of space on a device, compared with Gmail’s 20.66 MB download, and 47 MB storage space.
Right now, Google has not made any clear formal announcement about Gmail Go’s launch, but also several sites have spotted its presence on the Google Play Store.
In fact, some early adopters have also pointed out working on Gmail Go means syncing fewer days of emails and attachments for the usage of less bandwidth. Other than this, not many differences have been spotted between Gmail and Gmail Go in terms of feature set.
Now, the reason behind Google’s negligence in announcing the formal launch of Gmail Go is its restricted availability to a large number of users. Instead, Gmail Go would be applicable to install only from the Play Store, and for the update purposes, on devices that already have Gmail Go pre-installed. For now, this means only Android O Go edition devices would have the ability to use the app.
Lastly, Gmail Go is joining a growing list of Go edition apps, including YouTube Go, Files Go, Google Go, Google Maps Go, Google and Assistant Go.