It probably won't solve the problem of a '"billion plus" devices running old versions of the Android operating system either.
According to Google's research, "76% of Canadian kids between the ages of 2-12 now own or share a tablet and 37% own or share a smartphone".
If you are completely impressed with the new Gmail Go app and have been using a low end Android smartphone, the Gmail Go application is already available on the Play Store which you can install right away on your device.
Remotely lock your child's device when it's time to play, study, or sleep.
The lighter version of Gmail Go app is here and offers the same super faster performance of the original Gmail app.
For those of you complaining of a resource hungry Gmail app, which slows your smartphone experience, Google has come out with a revised app. Alternatively, you can pick it up at APK Mirror here. So yes, you can explore pretty much everything with the same speed on low end smartphones through this compact version of Gmail app i.e. Gmail Go. Android Police reported that the size of app is 24.80MB compared to 47.28MB for the regular app. The all Go apps is going to seamlessly work on both Standard Android and Android Go builds. This makes Gmail Go nearly half in size than the regular Gmail app which is in use for past many years. By default, it displays the messages from family and friends first. Google has also provided support for sender images and swipe actions within the conversation list.
Less Spam: Google promises that Gmail Go blocks Spam even before it hits your inbox. Besides, you can also add a label to your emails to categorize them as per your requirement. "Plus, find messages quickly with powerful search and lots more".