Google recently started releasing Gmail Go for all Android phones. Previously, only devices with the operating system in the Go edition could use the application, which brings optimizations to run on input devices.
With the change, any smartphone with the operating system can download the optimized app from the Play Store. The novelty is already valid in the United States, but Gmail Go still appears as “incompatible” on some phones in Brazil. Apparently, the download should be released comprehensively in the coming days.
Gmail Go still appears to be unavailable on certain phones in BrazilSource: Google
The Gmail Go page in the store is identical to the conventional version of the app, but it has the “Go” mark in the logo of the email platform. Google also points out that the product brings an experience as fast as the main edition of Gmail, but “even lighter”.
Regarding the interface, the optimized application brings an experience similar to the main platform, but without any new features. The latest version of Gmail brings a shortcut to Google Meet in the bottom bar, a detail that does not appear in the currently optimized edition.
The optimized version of Gmail Go does not have a shortcut to Google MeetSource: 9to5Google
In addition, Google has also made some performance cuts in the app to ensure it works on entry-level phones. According to the 9to5Google, the Go edition is less fluid and has a reduced frame rate, which guarantees better operation on devices with little RAM.
Gmail Go is one of the last Google-optimized apps to be released comprehensively on Android. Users of the major version of the system can now download solutions such as YouTube Go, with support for downloading videos, and the Go Gallery, which brings tools to clean storage space.