Qualcomm gets support for Android Go

Qualcomm gets support for Android Go”

In a bid to increase Internet adoption in the country, Google has unveiled its lightweight operating system (OS) as Android Oreo (Go Edition) for smartphones with lower specifications.

Android Oreo Go includes features to control and monitor data usage, along with security improvements featured in Android Oreo.

The update to Android 8.1 Oreo comes shortly after the final beta was introduced. If you didn't know already, Android Oreo Go edition is a "lighter" version of Google's regular OS and is able to run on devices with less storage and RAM. Googler Hoi Lam announced the news on Google+, adding that the timing of each device's update is determined by the manufacturer. Android Oreo (Go edition) delivers an optimized Android user experience key for emerging regions where lower bill of materials costs are especially attractive, as well as in established regions for pre-paid and lifeline uses.

With those hardware requirements, and the fact that it runs 15% faster than stock Android on lower-end hardware, Android Go is a ideal fit for the low-end market.

You can download the factory images here or opt for OTA manual update images instead.

Since the affordable phone market is booming in India, it is a good time for the launch of Android Go which is an optimized Android platform for low-end mobiles.

Qualcomm says that it's now working with Google to deliver an optimized experience for smartphones that come with 1 GB or less of memory.

Meant to be the software equivalent of Android One's original hardware promise, Google's Android Go is supposed to deliver a lean and optimized version of Android for devices with 512 MB to 1 GB of ...

Android Go ships with a rebuilt set of Google's popular apps and a version of Google Play that highlights apps created to work best on smartphones with 1GB or less of RAM.

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