Google to end YouTube Go in August
As smartphones become more and more popular, the specifications of mobile phones that used to be positioned as flagships are also getting cheaper, therefore, Google recently began to rename the Go series of apps originally created for entry-level mobile phones, and earlier announced that the YouTube Go service will be officially retired in August this year.
In the past, Google launched the Android Go operating system for India and other markets where most entry-level mobile phones are used. After that, Go series apps such as YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, and Files Go have been launched. Google advertises that these apps can operate with lower memory usage, and also adds data compression and other functions to the Go series of apps so that these apps can be used with low network transmission capacity.
However, with the popularization of smartphones, most of the mobile phone specifications that were positioned at the flagship level in the past have become the entry-level mobile phone design today, and mobile network services are becoming more and more popular in various places, apparently, it is no longer necessary to maintain the Go series of apps. Therefore, earlier, Google began to transform the original Go series of apps. For example, in 2018, it renamed the original Files Go to Files and re-adjusted the interface.
And some Go series apps overlap with existing services, such as YouTube Go, and recently Google announces to end the YouTube Go service in August