Google intros Android Oreo (Go edition) for entry-level phones

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Google has renamed Android Go as Android Oreo. It is launching with Android 8.1
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07 December, 2017

Similarly, the new OS isn't that storage intensive as well, which means its target devices will have lesser storage on board though Google didn't mention as to how low of a memory that the Android Oreo Go devices will come with. Now, the latest version of this Android has been shipped by Google in the form of "Android Oreo (Go Edition)". Speaking about language, the Google Go app also lets users switch and see search results in different languages.

Google says Android Oreo Go will improve speed and reliability on lower-cost devices, with apps running 15 percent faster on entry level.

Google has recently encouraged developers to design apps in accordance with its Building for Billions Guidelines, to optimize them for phones in developing markets. Devices with Android Oreo Go edition will start shipping in India in the first half of 2018, Google said. Second, Google Go comes in a small app size, it is light on data usage, and works great even on patchy connections.

There are now more Android users in India than there are in the US, according to Google, and the company has its sights set on the "billions more" who don't yet have access. Finally, the Google Play Store version on the OS will be adjusted.

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At the Google for India event held in Delhi, the Tech giant launched another special app named Files Go by Google, is a new storage manager that helps you free up space on your phone, find files faster, and share them easily offline with others. With Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), Google said people will be able to quickly send messages, make calls or set alarms, with their voice and a single touch of the screen.

The Files Go app is also said to create a closed network that can be accessible only by approved smartphones in any particular area to share files by creating a hotspot.

In a move to empower feature phone users in the country, Google on Tuesday announced to bring its Voice Assistant on Reliance JioPhone.

Speaking of which, Android Oreo (Go edition) is expected to arrive with a total of nine apps pre-installed including Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, and Files Go. Files Go was built from scratch for Go edition devices, and today the official version launched on the Google Play Store. However, that is not all that Google announced.


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