An­droid Oreo Go

What to ex­pect from Google’s Oreo Go edi­tion launched for en­try-level smart­phones

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - CONTENTS - BY NIDHI SIN­GAL

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

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