Google first announced work on Android Oreo (Go Edition) last year. Meant for low-end devices that run with 512MB to 1GB of memory.
Google has revealed that it will showcasse the first batch of Android Oreo (Go Edition) phones next week at the Mobile World Congress 2018 event. Though the internet giant hasn't revealed names of the phones, it said that some of the Android Oreo phones will cost less than $50 or about Rs 3,200.
Google first announced work on Android Oreo (Go Edition) last year. Meant for low-end devices that run with 512MB to 1GB of memory, the aim is to provide the latest Android updates to the masses.
The latest Android Oreo (Go edition) is specially optimized for the entry-level handsets and it includes better performance along with built-in data management features and security benefits. The brand has also designed a new set of Google apps including includes Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, and the new Files Go app, which are meant to be lighter and it will smoother on the entry-level devices. Further, Google has created a new section that recommends popular apps that are tuned to run well on entry-level smartphones. Google had then said that the phones running Android Oreo (Go edition) will hit the shelves in early 2018.
Micromax has already confirmed that it will launch one Android Go (Oreo Edition) called Bharat Go. Nokia 1 is also expected to be another such handset.
Meanwhile, new Android One handsets are also expected to be revealed at the MWC next week. Android One handsets get faster security and software updates and have high end configuration.
The MWC is set to be held in Barcelona, Spain, next week from 26th Febuary to 1st March 2018.
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