"Starting next week, you'll see the first set of Android Oreo (Go edition) phones, and soon after they'll be available for you to purchase", Google wrote in its official blog post. We'll see what OEMs have joined the fun of using Android Go, the lighter version of Android, on their new smartphones. Just like the Android One program of Google, which especially focuses on the mid-range segment phones, Xiaomi's Mi A1 being the most famous example of this version.
With this program, Google is handpicking which devices are best for the world of enterprise.
The first Android will be going to have the Go treatment which is regarded as the Android Oreo that can be tweaked to sip on system resources which is also as efficiently as possible for any smartphone. Nokia 1 is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 212 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
The search engine giant has refrained from revealing the names of the Android Go phones that will be announced next week.
In addition, Google has specified a list of default apps that need to be included with each device-such as its own Google cloud apps, Play Store and Messaging-in order to ensure a consistent experience for all users, according to Google. The company promises three years of security-related updates with these smartphones. "The Google effort is more about expanding the overall Android ecosystem to the enterprise, with levels of security and support assurances, than it is about competing with Samsung". These include the BlackBerry KEYone, BlackBerry Motion, Nokia 8, LG V30, LG G6 and several Huawei, Motorola and Sony phones. Along with this, Google has also announced that new Android One phones are in the pipeline and they will be unveiled in MWC as well.
As well as offering a performance boost to low-priced phones, it should also act as a way of bringing old models back from the dead more efficiently via custom ROMs from places like XDA-Developers.
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