Android Oreo (Go Edition) is Google’s trim down version of Android for low-cost phones with 512MB to 1GB RAM. The company announced the project back in May and said that it would be available from early 2018. The company is all set to launch the first phone in India in partnership with Micromax later this month, according to a new report.
Micromax will be the first vendor of the Android Oreo (Go Edition) and will soon be joined by Lava, Intex, Karbonn, according to the report. The price of the first Go edition smartphone is said to be $31 (Rs. 1970 approx). These smartphones are aimed at those who are on tight budget and those who are planning on shifting from feature phones to Android eco-system.
These Go powered phones will have Pure and true Android experience, and with Android Oreo (Go Edition), Google is ensuring that Android runs well on phones with less than 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. Google’s slimmed-down versions of Google’s core apps like Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go, Google Assistant Go, Files Go makes this possible.
Qualcomm and MediaTek have already announced that they are optimizing their chipset for Android Oreo (Go Edition), so it should be interesting which chipset maker will be the first to power the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone.
For now, we don’t really have the exact specifications and features of the Micromax Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone, but with the company saying that it will launch the phone later this month, we are bound to come across details as we move forward.