Google mentioned on its blog that the Android Oreo (Go edition) had been envisioned to give great user experience to users of entry-level phones.
Google is gearing up for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, scheduled to be held from February 26 to March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. The Mountain View, California-based company said it plans to launch devices with Android Oreo (Go edition) at the event.
Without naming any models or providing any other details, Google said that some of these devices would cost less than $50 (around ₹3,300). The company added that these devices would be available for purchase “soon”.
Google mentioned on its blog that the Android Oreo (Go edition) had been envisioned to give great user experience to users of entry-level phones. “We don’t just want to provide people with access – we also want to provide a useful, high-quality experience,” says a post on Google’s official blog. With this aim, the company has tailored Android Oreo for smartphones with 1GB of RAM or less.
The Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphones will come preloaded with Gmail Go, Google Go, Assistant Go, Maps Go, Files Go and YouTube Go. These apps have been designed to use less memory and storage space, while offering good user experiences. It also includes optimized versions of Chrome and Play Store.
Google Go has been designed to help entry-level smartphone users find information, while YouTube Go has been optimized for those who have limited connectivity. The Google Assistant for Android Go helps people to quickly perform certain common functions, like sending messages, making calls and setting alarms, with their voice and a single touch of the screen.
Google has not named any smartphone manufacturers that will be launching devices with Android Oreo (Go edition). The company also has plans of unveiling Android One devices at the upcoming MWC.