If there’s one thing that separates Google from other software developers, it must be the fact that it focuses on all types of smartphones and not only on flagship devices. Even though high-end smartphones like Pixel 2 are running on Android 8.0 Oreo, not all smartphones are eligible for this feature-packed operating system. Luckily for owners of entry-level smartphones, Google is getting closer to releasing Android Oreo Go.
Android Oreo Go
The new operating system is solely focused on optimizing the performance power entry-level smartphones that are not packed with impressive hardware parts like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor.
Android Oreo Go will help people who own affordable smartphones take care of all the tasks they need without having to require an octa-core processor. Although, there is a downside to using Android Oreo Go. This operating system will not feature the highly popular stock Android user interface.
One of the most interesting smartphones to come out during the Mobile World Congress tech event was Nokia 1. The reason why Nokia 1 matters to us is because it runs on Google’s Android Oreo Go operating system. Google’s Vice President of Product Management Sameer Samat used Nokia 1’s launch as an opportunity to highlight some features of Android Oreo Go.
“On Android Oreo Go edition, one of the things we set out to do is to make sure we got the operating system and all Google apps to a place where 1GB and below RAM devices can have a good experience. We have changed some key things. One is speed and performance, the other is storage. Finally, the overall quality of the apps that are on Android Go, which are truly meant for the next one billion users”.
In addition, Android Oreo Go will feature lite version of all popular apps such as Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Search Go and many others.