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Android Go – What Is It and How Is This Important
We may see new flagship devices getting launched every month. Even the mid range smartphones are much stronger than old days. But the fact is that many… I MEAN MANY people still use very low budget smartphones. Android Go will be helpful for those smartphones with low specs. This was previously announced on the Google IO 2017 but at the Google For India event the Android Go program has finally got the push. It will be available to more developers and it’s becoming open source now.
What Is Android Go
In simple words Android Go is a light-weight version of the original Android Oreo version. It will be able to do the tasks pretty fine for low end smartphones. The main compromise has been done on three areas. The OS, Google Apps and Google Playstore.
Who Can Get Android Go:-
As I mentioned before, this will be available for phones with very low specs. It is specially built for Android Devices running on 1GB RAM or less. So obviously you can’t expect this to be on high end smartphones like Galaxy S8 or OnePlus 5T.
Features Of Android Go :-
- The memory consumption of this OS will be half of the whole Android Nougat. This will allow to have more space on the low end devices.
- Android Go has Flexible Targeting Feature which will help the Google Play Store to directly suggest the Lite- Apps for those low end devices.
- The OS has built in data saver. This is pretty straight forward because the users of low-end devices mostly depend on limited Data.
- With this roll out there will be more light weight Google Apps such as Files Go, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go etc.
Disadvantages Of Android Go :-
- Now as this is the light-weight version of an entire OS so obviously there will be less features than the regular Android Oreo. You may not be able to have the fun of a Device Running the original Android Oreo version.
- Since it has a built in data saver so web pages may not load properly. You may see pixelated pictures and the overall web-surfing experience may not be rich.