The smartphone will be the first in the country to be available with Oreo Go edition.
Micromax today announced that it will be launching the first smartphone to be available with Google’s Android Oreo (Go Edition), called BHARAT GO. The Smartphone will be made available by end of this month, making it the first smartphone in the country to be available with Oreo Go edition.
“Taking its mission of connecting the unconnected ahead, and providing the best in class mobility devices, Micromax will introduce BHARAT GO to deliver an optimized Android experience as an entry-level smartphone to millions of Indian consumers,” Micromax said in a released statement.
As of now, Micromax has not revealed the specifications of Bharat Go phone but it is expected to be powered by either Qualcomm or MediaTek SoC, as both the chipmakers have already confirmed their support for the Android Go.
An earlier report revealed that the phone will be priced less than Rs 2,000. For the unintended, Google recently announced its ambitious Android Oreo Go edition. 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. The company says that the phones running Android Oreo (Go edition) will hit the shelves in early 2018.
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