Well apart from that, Google announced the Files Go storage manager app and Android Oreo (Go Edition) for entry-level devices. The company had promised to roll out a light version of Android and it has now released the OS to manufacturers and developers under the title Android Oreo Go Edition or simply, Android Go.
The Google Go app is a lightweight version of the Google search app, and, is optimized to work fast on entry-level devices and on spotty connections.
Furthermore, the Google Play Store in Android Oreo (Go edition) contains a special section in which users will be able to find recommended apps for entry-level devices such as theirs. Google claims on a device with 8GB of onboard storage, Android Go will provide up to two times more space than an equivalent phone running a full-fledged version of Android Nougat.
Android Oreo (Go edition) has been fine-tuned for speed and reliability, so the average app will run 15% faster on the devices taking advantage of this light-weight OS. The company also announced Google Go and Files Go features among many others.
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That said, the Google Go app also has offline support, which means if you loose Internet connectivity, Google Go will remember and retrieve your search results for you once you are back online.
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During a trial in the Philippines, users saved up to 30% of their data, Google said. Google Go, a new app to find information, optimises data by up to 40 percent, weighs less than 5MB in size, and has a simple, tappable interface. It's bringing the smartest feature of Android to the feature phone.
Google wants to make sure everyone can access Android, even those who can't afford fancy phones.
Google noted that Android has grown to more than 2 billion active devices around the world, with more users in India than the US.
Google has launched Google Assistant for the JioPhone, a feature phone from Reliance Jio.
When it launched a year ago, the Google Assistant was an exclusive feature of Google Pixel devices. "It was this winning spirit that inspired us to create a new sustainable framework with Tata Trusts, that aims to deliver employment opportunities to Internet Saathis".