Android Oreo Go
What to expect from Google’s Oreo Go edition launched for entry-level smartphones
Entry-level smartphones to get a boost from Google’s Android Oreo Go
At the third annual Google for India event, Google announced the launch of Android Oreo (Go edition). Google claims that Oreo, which offers the best of Android, built with new and reimagined apps, will make the experience on entry-level smartphones powerful. The Oreo (Go edition) focusses on offering better performance, more storage, data saving and security. Google has tuned all layers of the OS; the app start-up time is 15 per cent faster on the Go edition.
While Google has not yet released the names of the manufacturing partners it is working with, the first set of smartphones powered by Oreo (Go edition) will be launched in a few months from now. The Android Oreo (Go edition) has been designed to work with smartphones with either 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM.
The Oreo (Go Edition) will come pre-loaded with brand new apps that have been designed for lighter updates and downloads, helping create more space while improving the performance. Along with enhancing some of the old apps, Google has also created new apps such as Google Go and Files Go. The new Files Go app is created to help one quickly find files and get rid of any unwanted content. The app allows one to see how much free space is left on the phone and the SD card, and enable easy transfer of files to SD card to free up the phone storage, right from within the app. It even offers smart recommendations to erase files when running out of space.
Google Go will power search on devices powered by Oreo (Go Edition). Google claims that this will make it easy to find top websites and apps, trending images, GIFs and more, with minimal typing. Google has also added Google Assistant Go which will be available with smartphones powered by 1 GB RAM or lesser.
Android Oreo (Go edition) will also address other pain points. The data saver feature will be turned on by default to help save data instantly. There will also be an option of peer-to-peer sharing. Entry-level smartphones will also have the same key security features as those running on Android Oreo. It will come with Google Play Protect, the built-in mobile security system that keeps the app and data safe, and will also have the ‘find my device’ feature built in.
The Oreo Go edition offers better performance, more storage, data saving and security