500 million downloads is pretty impressive, without general availability
Google’s “Go” app variants are a certified hit, even if a large portion of Android users can’t actually use them. Gmail Go, the lighter and less resource-intensive version of Gmail designed for handsets running Android Go, has now secured at least half a billion downloads in the Play Store.
Despite its intentional limitations, Gmail Go gives users access to every account and message connected to their Gmail address, plus the system’s flexible search tool, and it comes pre-installed on all devices running Android Go.
The smaller, lighter Gmail Go hits a big milestone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.