Google releases “Android Go” to OEMs, along with a suite of low-end Google apps

Google releases “Android Go” to OEMs, along with a suite of low-end Google apps

By | December 5th, 2017
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Google’s stripped-down version of Android is ready for OEMs.


														
							

Device manufacturers can now start the process of getting the OS up and running on low-end hardware. Google is also announcing a suite of “new and reimagined” Google apps: Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go, Google Assistant Go, Files Go, Gboard, Chrome, and Play.

Android Go was announced at Google I/O 2017 as a special configuration of Android 8.1 Oreo for low-end devices. The new configuration is meant for all Android devices with less than 1GB of RAM, and it strips down Android to use less memory, less storage, and run better on cheap phones. The goal with Android Go is capturing the so-called “next billion users.”

Only about half of the world’s 7.6 billion people are online, and when these new users first log into the Internet, they’ll be doing it on the cheapest general-purpose computing device available.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni