iGoogle will be retired in 16 months, on November 1, 2013. The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012.Published Date: 2012-07-31 12:43:17 GMT
Google released a official statement today stating that,"We originally launched iGoogle in 2005 before anyone could fully imagine the ways that today's web and mobile apps would put personalized, real-time information at your fingertips. With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for something like iGoogle has eroded over time, so we’ll be winding down iGoogle on November 1, 2013, giving you a full 16 months to adjust or easily export your iGoogle data."
Responding to the data in iGoogle Google stated that,"All of your personal data stored in other Google products will continue to be available via those products, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Finance, Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Bookmarks, and Google Tasks. Other gadgets, like the to-do list, allow you to export your data - look for the “Download all” option under the drop-down menu tied to the title of your list. Most iGoogle gadgets are created and maintained by third-party developers. If you’d like to export your data, you should contact the gadget creator directly."
Google suggested some alternatives to iGoogle. On mobile device, Google Play offers applications ranging from games to news readers to home screen widgets.