Google developed Gmail Go back in July 2018 for low-end Android Go devices. Since then, the organization has developed a broad range of Go apps, including the recently-launched Camera Go application. While a Some Android Go apps are restricted to Android Go phones, it appears like Google has made Gmail Go available for all the Android phones.
According to 9to5Google, Google began presenting its ‘similar app available’ prompt alongside the main Gmail application on the Play Store recently. For those who are unaware, this is Google’s approach to allow users to know that a lighter version of the application is available to download. You may decide between the two based on your usage.
Despite being an Android Go application, Gmail Go is said to have noticeable lag and frame drops in the interface. A few people think that the app has a frame rate cap for low-end smartphones. So, if your phone is doing excellent with the official Gmail application, you apparently shouldn’t switch to Gmail Go. After all, it just comes without extra features like the Meet tab, which you can disable on the Gmail application anyway. Also, on the other hand, you might notice an improvement in performance if you use an entry-level Android phone.
Further, the availability of the application appears to be limited to select regions. 9to5Google states that the application is available in the U.S. and Europe; it showed the usual ‘Your device isn’t compatible with this version’ error message when I checked on phones running Android Pie, Android 10, and Android 11 here in India. That said, you can sideload the app from APKMirror if you want to use it.
Download Gmail Go from the Google Play Store