Google recently decided to close go youtube Which is likely to stop working from August. The company is discontinuing the app that is optimized for low-end hardware because it no longer considers the service essential. According to 9to5Google, the tech giant has now removed the “Go” branding from another app. The report suggests that Google’s “Gallery Go” app has lost its “Go” branding and could indicate upcoming changes to lighter versions of the first-party app that should be run smoothly on low-end devices. is designed for. Google Rolls Out These “Go” Apps for Devices That Run on Android Go.
What is Android Go OS?
The Android Go operating system was introduced by Google in 2017 with Android version 8.0 Oreo. `The company optimized this version of the operating system for low-end hardware. First-party apps, which were part of the initiative, were redesigned for the OS version. The first waves of apps to use the “Go” branding include Google Search, Assistant, YouTube, Maps and Gmail.
what is gallery go Application?
Google launched Gallery Go in 2019 as a lightweight variant of the company’s Photos app. However, the Gallery Go app is specifically designed for offline use and comes in at less than 10MB in size. The app was able to automatically organize users’ library into people, selfies, nature, animals, documents, videos and movies. Apart from this, the app also supports simple auto-enhance editing.
What happened to the Gallery Go app?
As per the report, Google has updated the app with a new version (126.96.36.1996428459) where the Go branding has been removed from the name and it is called “Gallery”. The company has replaced the word “Go” with — icon/name, app bar, and . removed from play store listing. The app boasts of over 100 million downloads and is one of the few Go apps available for all devices, including – Search, Maps and its navigation components.’
Other apps that no longer have “Go” branding
Earlier, Google had made a branding change of this nature with another app. In 2018, the company renamed the “Files Go” app to “Files by Google”, marking the app as a pivot to a wider audience. However, it is not clear whether Gallery will follow a similar path considering Google Photos is a popular and important product.
The Future of Google’s “Go” Branding
The report doesn’t mention whether extensive changes are being made to the Android Go project, at least for apps. In 2021, Google announced Android 12 Go operating system with several changes, which is expected to be released this year. However, the company’s decision to remove the YouTube Go app shows that the first-party apps are sufficiently optimized.