Google has developed various lighter versions of basic apps for the lower end devices which usually face the problem of space. The tech giant has introduced a lighter version of Gmail app also called Gmail Go. It is compatible with all platforms such as Android Oreo 8.1 having less than 1 GB RAM and is available on Google play store. The app size of Gmail Go is 9.51MB considerably smaller as compared to regular Gmail app that consumes 20.60MB. In addition, the company has launched series of lighter versions of Go apps – such as YouTube Go, Gboard Go, maps Go, files Go, and Google Go which is Google Assistant apps.
Go version of Gmail consumes 25MB of space on compatible devices, in comparison to a normal app that consumes 47MB space. This app provides an advanced inbox having different tabs varying from social to promotional emails. Different functionalities of Gmail Go such as composing a message, adding a contact in address book, updating contact lists, and categorization of spam and important mail is kept simple.
The Go app also supports email groups for all IMAP, Exchange accounts, and POP3. Alongside, the swipe and sender images will be added to the list. The smart inbox of the app focuses on emails received from family and friends and later asks for downloading images from every conversation. This idea consumes less space. The Go app supports multiple logins, for instance, you can log in from Gmail ID, and other non-Gmail addresses such as Yahoo Mail and Outlook. Additionally, the Company has provided the same feature in the lighter version of the app similar to the normal app.
Currently, the lighter versions of normal apps are available for the Android Oreo. However, the company will soon introduce its lighter version for apps of Nokia phones in upcoming Mobile World Congress event. Launching of the lighter version of apps can upsurge the convenience of using lower-end mobile devices.