Mobile version of personalised home page to wind down by end of this month and desktop version next autumn
Google is to retire the mobile version of its personalised iGoogle search page on 31 July, followed by the desktop version in 16 months.
The search giant said the end is nigh for iGoogle because the way people use newer web and mobile apps offers a far better way to personalise services and put "real-time information at your fingertips".
The company said this would give people time to migrate the data stored on their gadgets. All Google-based data such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs (now Google Drive) will continue to be available.
If users have data stored on gadgets created by third-party developers they will need to contact the gadget creator directly if they wish to export data.
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