Ahead of Mobile World Congress next week, where Samsung and others are expected to introduce the first 2018 flagships, Google is teasing the announcement of the first Oreo (Go edition) and more Android One devices from partners. Meanwhile, Android head Hiroshi Lockheimer also notes Google Assistant, Lens, and RCS developments.
Android Go Stories Yesterday
Android Go Stories January 2
Android Go is designed to make it possible for smartphone makers to produce ultra-cheap devices that can still run Google’s latest OS. However, we haven’t seen much steam from the program just yet. Now, though, a report is claiming that Google is working with OEMs in India to get Android Go devices launched, including one that costs just $30…
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Android Go Stories December 29, 2017
Android runs on hardware of all sorts, and it does a good job of adjusting to best fit the specifications available to it. However, Google is working to make Android perform even better on low-end hardware, thus the creation of Android Go. Now, Nokia is taking advantage of that program to bring Google’s latest and greatest, Android 8.1, to the $99 Nokia 2.
Android Go Stories December 5, 2017
At I/O 2017, Google announced Android Go — a version of the operating system optimized on multiple fronts for low-end hardware. Replacing an increasingly upscaled Android One, Android Oreo (Go edition) is launching today with Android 8.1. The first devices from partners will arrive in the coming months.
Android Go Stories May 19, 2017
In addition to clarifying the differences from previous initiatives like One, last night’s I/O 2017 session on Android Go went into depth about the optimizations made to the OS for entry-level devices.
Android Go Stories May 18, 2017
Android Go, announced yesterday during the I/O 17 keynote, is Google’s new initiative to bring a speedy and optimized version of Android to sub-$100 devices. But since the long-available Android One platform aims to accomplish similar — albeit not identical — goals, we thought we’d ask Google exactly where Go sits in the new lineup. Not only did Google clarify the difference between them, it also (perhaps mistakingly) touched on the long-rumored launch of Android One for the US…