Google finally unveils Gmail Go for low-RAM devices

Cesar Mills
February 16, 2018

After releasing lighter versions of YouTube and other its apps, Google has now released a faster version of Gmail itself called Gmail Go. Gmail Go app also claims to block spam messages before it reaches your inbox. In the case of Gmail Go, it means that you probably won't be able to install it on your regular Android device. This makes the app lighter when installed, consuming around 25MB on compatible devices - contrary to the 47MB space consumed by its regular version.

Being a Go edition app, the download size of the Gmail Go app is much smaller than the regular app. Gmail Go weighs just around 9.51MB compared to 20.66MB of the regular app. Of course, the prime objective of the Gmail Go app is to provide Gmail access amidst using less RAM and data.

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The app is available on Google Play, but can be downloaded in a limited set of countries and only by devices running Android 8.1 Oreo. So, Gmail Go is almost half in size than the regular Gmail app that we have been using for the past so many years.

Interestingly, Gmail Go also features Search box to search for the email within the Inbox. Despite its lightweight build, the Gmail Go app provides you with an advanced inbox that categorises social and promotional emails under different tabs to help you focus on important messages first. Android Go is an operating system designed for entry-level devices. The app supports most of the basic features of Gmail as well as offers you multiple account support to let you set up both Gmail and non-Gmail addresses, such as Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail, or other IMAP/POP email accounts, instantly. Gmail Go comes with 15GB of free storage, this takes away the headache of deleting emails to save space.

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