In its recent blog, Google has informed that India has much more potential in terms of Android users than the US. On the same lines, Google for India launches its new Android ‘Go’ edition.
In the recent annual event of Google for India, the tech giant announced its much-awaited Android Go (Oreo edition). The giant had announced the promise to launch the version in May. With tapping into a huge market of android users, built on Android Oreo, Go edition is especially for low-end devices but with custom designed version.
The Go edition is for Android phones with 512MB or 1GB of RAM. So, if we compare, Pixel 2 of Google has 4GB RAM, iPhone X has 3GB RAM and Galaxy Note 8 has highest of all i.e. 6GB RAM. The main quality of this edition is that it helps the user to use the ‘Go’ versions of applications such as Google Play, Google app, YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail and so on and so forth. The best part of these versions is that they are smaller than their original versions. The major difference in the ‘Go’ version is that the applications are smaller which further takes half the storage space taken by the applications of other high-end phones.
But these versions of the small application can also be a drawback as it might take a longer time to launch. Android One and Android Go are both for low-end phones and further raise the quality of such phones. But still, it is open to developers and device manufacturers. The developers and manufacturers can download from the Android Open Source Project. But the main speculative question is that the Go version is specifically for Google Apps, what about the other areas where Google apps don’t work. This area is still questionable.
The benefits for the end users are quite convenient which includes 30 per cent faster launch time and then optimizing of storage space up to 2x. The software is available to all the regions and hasn’t limited its availability till yet. The ‘Go’ edition will be available starting from tomorrow. Next, the Android ‘Go’ compatible devices should start getting shipped early next year.