Google Go App and Android Oreo (Go Edition) Launched

Google is making everything possible to make its services easily accessible to users so they continue introducing lite versions of their products so that even those using entry phones and phones with low specs can still enjoy those services. So this post contains all the information you need to know about Google Go and the Android Oreo Edition.

Google Go is a data-friendly search app from Google that requires less data than the regular Google app. With this app, you can search Google. The main purpose of this app is for those residing in areas with poor data connection and those with low-end phones to have better experience. You can save pages offline, get notifications when search results are ready, and load "lite" versions of pages.

Google also announced latest version of Android Oreo called Android Go. It is built exclusively for entry level smartphones with ram size of 512MB or 1GB ram.

This will give some low-end phone users the opportunity to experience some features of Android 8 Oreo. The update will be arriving as Android 8.1 and comes with three main features - the operating system, Google apps and the Play Store. These features are now optimized to run smoothly on low RAM phones hence reducing the chances of phone freezing or hanging.

According to Google, the new Android Go edition has been optimized in such a way that average app is 15% faster on the new OS, pre-installed apps take 50% less space and it absolutely take care of background apps exhausting your data as it auto turn on data saver by default.

Also note that Android Go edition (Oreo) will be coming with nine apps preinstalled. These apps are super lightweight and they include Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, and Files Go.

In terms of web browsing, the google Chrome browser has been optimized to run through a Google server that reduces file sizes before it gets delivered to your phone.

But don't misunderstand Android Go for Android One. They are different but their main purposes is to optimize google apps and services in low-end phones.


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  3. This is another good innovation from Google

  4. I just hope it doesn't have it's cons

  5. Does that mean the Android Go is version 8 (Oreo)?

  6. Wow Google always been innovative.

    But just in i just saw a comment above that made me laugh.

    all apps in one way or the other have their own cons.

    So in other words no app developer or software developer knows it all but, what ever be the cons, it should always be looked into in other to put it right or get it corrected.

    That's is where feedback from users come into play.

  7. Thanks wizytechs, you are always on point.