Expected to be the software equivalent of Android One’s real hardware outlook; Google‘s Android Go is deemed to present a robust and optimized variant of Android for devices with 512 MB to 1 GB of RAM. Now, Google can embed its money where its mouth is by releasing on that commitment with Android Oreo (Go edition); as part of the Android 8.1 release rolling out tomorrow.
Tenets Of Android Oreo (Go edition)
According to the company; the Android Oreo (Go edition) is constituted of three systems: the operating system, Google apps, and the Play Store. Starting with the operating system; Google optimized it to the point where it says; that “the average app” is 15 percent faster on the new software. Google also optimized Android Oreo (Go edition); as well as the preinstalled apps; to take up 50 percent less space.
These apps also won’t consume too much of your monthly data package; due to Google’s data saving features being switched on by default. Some of those features were included in Android Nougat; such as blocking background data way across your apps. Others, such as Data Saver in Chrome; were updated in current months to decrease data consumption when streaming videos.
Apps On Android Oreo (Go edition)
Coming to the apps, Android Oreo (Go edition) is slated to come with just nine apps installed as default: Google Go, YouTube Go, Google Assistant Go, Google Maps Go, Gboard, Google Play, Gmail Go, Chrome, and Files Go. All of these apps, as stated before; have been attuned to take up as limited space as possible; with Google Go, in particular, scaling in at under 5 MB.
Eventually, the Play Store in Android Oreo (Go edition) has a different section that suggests apps that are attuned to entry-level devices. These devices are comparatively no-frills and just work; so it’s fine to view a curated list of apps that will possibly work well on the simple hardware. However, the Android Go Play Store will provide users access to all the conventional apps as well.
All in all, Android Oreo (Go edition) seems to fulfill Android Go’s commitment by offering a lean, but still proficient; software on entry-level hardware. Speaking of which, Google says that devices running the new software will arrive “in the coming months;” but no further specifics were given.