Reliance Jio has denied reports which suggest that it partnering with MediaTek to launch a new Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone. TL Lee, Head of Mobiles at MediaTek has said yesterday at an event that the upcoming smartphone will be powered by a MediaTek MT6739 processor. The brand further added that the Reliance Jio will launch the latest smartphone under its LYF brand.
Jio official on condition of anonymity said to The Mobile Indian that they don’t any information about any such development.
MediaTek has already announced its support for Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphones. 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.
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.