le, Google's web portal for its users' homepages, is shutting down and Google wants its users to have ample time to prepare for it. Well over a year's worth of time, in fact, as iGoogle's scheduled shut down date is November 1, 2013. Mobile iGoogle is getting killed off a tad quicker and will be closing down at the end of this month, on July 31, 2012.
Google's decision to close iGoogle stems from its belief that a web portal that aggregates different apps together would no longer be needed due to Chrome and Android's apps:
"On your mobile device, Google Play offers applications ranging from games to news readers to home screen widgets. If you're a fan of Google Chrome, the Chrome Web Store provides a similar range of options like productivity tools and applications to check the weather. In addition, just like iGoogle, you can personalize Chrome with a theme."
There you have it, iGoogle users, you've got a full 16 months to mourn and move on.