Google introduces a flatter version of the Android 9 Pie operating system – the Go Edition version. This version is specially designed for smartphones that hold very few specifications and do not support multi-purpose requirements.
Google’s this rollout is definitely going to be more advanced and will gain more success as compared to Android Oreo Go Edition version. The tech giant has recently released Android P operating system for the Pixel phones and several other Android smartphones. It will be rolling out gradually for all the other devices.
The go edition is scheduled to roll out with the upcoming software upgrade. It will basically target entry-level devices having low storage capacity and onboard storage. It will be the improved version of the previous one with more storage space, faster-booting capabilities, a dashboard to visualize and tracks data consumed and improved security.
Android Oreo Go occupied 3GB of memory for its installation while Android Pie Go will use only 2.5GB of memory. Other features that will be added to the upcoming versions include additional features on YouTube, advanced Files Go, Assistant Go, messages, voice integration on Google Go, and improved features on Map Go.
It will feature additional 500MB of storage out of the box. It will boost up the performance of the new operating system. Google wrote in a blog post, “Introducing these features will improve basic problems of entry-level devices such as performance, storage, security, and data management.”
Go Apps play an important role in low-end devices as they run smoothly on those smartphones. They require lesser space as compared to other applications residing on the Google Play Store. With this Go Edition, Google plans to redesign the structure and contents of the Google Play Store. It might add some more applications and simultaneously delete some of them from the Play Store.
Several smartphones including Micromax Bharat Go, Nokia 1 and Lava Z50 still runs on Android Oreo (Go Edition). But, Google has not announced when these devices will receive the update. The new Go version will allow users to transfer data files without using mobile data. Assistant Go will add few more languages to the app such as Indonesian, Spanish, Brazilian, and Portuguese.
Moreover, it will support the camera, Bluetooth, reminders and a flashlight. The Android Messages App for this edition is 50 per cent smaller in size as compared to the previous version and includes caller ID and spam detection.