Once more, here we are with another launch from Google. Say hello to the new Android Oreo (Go edition) with the Android 8.1 OS version and NO, it isn’t yet available for all.
Google just launched the Android Oreo (Go edition) for low end Android Smartphone, here, we are talking about phones that either runs with 512MB or 1GB of RAM.
And as earlier said, it isn’t available to everyone atleast for now, but made available for device manufacturers and developers. So if you are one, you sure know how to get your hands on it.
Remember that Android 8.1 Oreo is another exciting step toward bringing to life our vision of an AI-first mobile platform, for everyone, everywhere.
Certainly, the “Go” versions are radically smaller than their regular variants. The smaller apps and slimmer OS can as much as halve the amount of storage that’s taken up by default on a brand new phone.
The main interest of the Android Oreo (Go edition) is that it brings the best of Android to the rapidly growing market for low-memory devices around the world, including your apps and games.
Android Oreo (Go edition) has been enhanced for speed and reliability on entry-level devices, which means the average app is now 15 percent faster on devices running Android Oreo (Go edition).
But there is a different from Android Oreo GO Editon and the Android ONE! The Edition is meant to run strictly on Low end smartphone but things are changing while the Android ONE which is Google partners directly with the manufacturer to decide what goes on the phone and keep it up to date.
Meanwhile, Google says, they have more of in India than US and also the release of Android 8.1, should be available tomorrow. First phones might launch in India. For the mean time, it is only available for Developers.
And one last important note, Google promises you that whenever you buy an Android Oreo (Go edition) device, you’ll be getting all the same security features available on Android Oreo.
Source: Google Blog