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Google announces Android Oreo (Go Edition) for entry-level smartphones
07 December 2017, 01:57 | Harold Aguilar
Google has renamed Android Go as Android Oreo. It is launching with Android 8.1
Google also launched a faster version of Google Go for search and Files Go for optimising data storage. There is also a new set of pre-installed Google apps, including Google Go and Google Assistant for Android Oreo (Go edition), created to be lighter and more relevant to the unique needs of the next billion users.
The Android Oreo (Go edition) will ensure speed and reliability on entry-level devices, which means the average app will be 15 percent faster on devices running AndroidOreo (Go edition).
Called the somewhat unwieldy Android Oreo Go edition, it is launching alongside the Android 8.1 release.
Before you confuse Android Go with Android One, let's make things clear - Android One is a program where device manufacturers work with Google to get the optimum Android experience on midrange smartphones, whereas Android Go is a lightened version of the mainstream Android OS that any device manufacturer can help themselves with for extremely affordable smartphones. Google has also added Google Assistant Go which will be available with smartphones powered by 1GB RAM or less memory.
Sagar Kamdar, Android's director of product management, said there are now two billion devices running the operating system around the world, with more users in India than the US.
Specifically, the new Android Oreo Go should excel even with smartphones featuring 512 MB to 1 GB of RAM.
During a trial in the Philippines, users saved up to 30% of their data, Google said.
Google introduced its new Datally app, which helps monitor and save mobile data. Finally, the Google Play Store version on the OS will be adjusted. Google Go, a new app to find information, optimises data by up to 40 percent, weighs less than 5MB in size, and has a simple, tappable interface. Amongst all the announcements, the major one is the Google Assistant for Reliance JioPhone.
When it launched a year ago, the Google Assistant was an exclusive feature of Google Pixel devices.
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