Google launches Android Oreo Go edition at ‘Google for India’ event this Monday. It is a lightweight version of the mobile OS designed specifically for devices with 512MB and 1GB of RAM.
The 3 main optimized areas of Android Oreo Go edition are
- The Operating System
- The Google Apps
- The Google Play Store
It’s obvious that low-end devices come with a less Internal Storage and the pre-installed apps and OS take most of it. This can be irritating for most of the people who want more storage for apps and media. Android Oreo Go edition takes nearly half of the internal storage space as Android Nougat. so, we can have more space for our stuff.
Devices running Android Oreo Go opens apps 15% faster. Additionally, it has the data saver enabled the feature by default so that users consume lesser data.
G suit Apps
Google has also optimized the apps apart from the Operating System. Google released a set of G Suite apps optimized for Android Oreo Go. These are going to take 50% less storage space than the original versions. The apps include Google Go, Youtube Go, Google Datally, Files Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go (However Google Maps Go and Gmail Go are yet to be confirmed). Google Assistant will also be able to run on phones with 1GB of RAM or less for the first time ever as Google Assistant Go
By using guidelines of Google’s Building for billions any developer or company can develop apps optimized for Android Go in the future.
Google Play Store
Google redesigned the Play Store exclusively available for devices running Android Oreo Go. You can still download any app from the Play Store but, these apps are optimized to work best on their devices.
The home screen will have a featured apps section that displays apps specifically designed for Android Go devices.
Google released Android Go for the OEM’s so we can see the first lineup of Android Go devices in coming months.