Android ‘Oreo Go’ Debuts for Low-End Phones, Will Support All Apps
Google’s much anticipated skinned down version of Android has just been announced as Android Oreo Go. Yes, the latest Android flavour is the first benefactor of the newly designed Android Go version, which will be rolled out via partner devices in the coming month.
The project is part of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative, headed by Caesar Sengupta who claims that all apps from Google Play can be downloaded and used on these phones.
The Go project was first showcased with YouTube last year, and now the Go nomenclature heads to other Google products; Google Assistant (voice search is big), File Go and even Google Go.
Oreo Go has been designed to work on entry-level devices, and most of us would agree that storage is a strong suit on those phones, but Google claims their team has optimised the OS code for Oreo Go to make apps compact. This processing ensures that apps on Oreo Go are 50% smaller in size than regular Android version.
Data saving is going to be a crucial for budget-conscious users, and Oreo Go is making all those points evident, as they seem to have derived from market and consumer study in the country.
Oreo Go will get Go Search as its default search engine, that again, will work without running down the data plan.
But, Google is still making sure they aren’t missing out on the big features such as Google Assistant. The voice assistant will ensure Google adds to its existing user base of voice search fanatics.
We’re yet to hear about the partners that’ll be making phones with Android Oreo Go, but we’ll keep you posted on that.
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