Chipset makers MediaTek and Qualcomm have announced the support for the new operating system from Google known as Android Oreo (Go Edition). The latest operating system was announced at ‘Google For India’ event on Tuesday.
MediaTek, in a statement, said that it has worked with Google to optimise its chipset for Android Oreo Go Edition. This would help the smartphone manufacturers to provide the latest Android experience at an affordable price tag for a device with 512MB to 1GB of memory. The company says that its MT6739, MT6737 and MT6580, among others, are now optimized for Android Oreo (Go Edition). MediaTek further claims that smartphones powered by MediaTek and running on the latest Android version will be available in the worldwide market by Q1, 2018.
Qualcomm, on the other hand, has also announced the support Android Ore (Go Edition). The brand says that it is working with Google “to enable next wave of value-priced smartphones with a focus on speed and reliability”. Further, the brand asserted that mid and low-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platforms will be ready to be used by device manufacturers shortly after the latest version of Android is released to the Android Open Source Project. Android Oreo (Go edition) is expected to be available running on devices based on Snapdragon mobile platforms in early 2018.
To recall, Google has officially announced its ambitious Android Oreo (Go edition) at an event in New Delhi. The Go edition was first announced at Google I/O 2017 and it 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 and it will be available as a part of Android 8.1 release.
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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.