Google has just announced the Android Go for devices using 1GB RAM and less at its IO developer conference today. Wow! This is a new operating system for low smartphones but honestly, is this what everyone are expecting? No! We were expecting Android O operating system and I think the launch of Android GO operating system (OS) shows that Google is still working on improving user experience for devices at the low end category running Android operating system.
Android Go is a version of the popular mobile operating system (OS) that has been optimised perfectly for smartphones with 1GB RAM or less, in other word, it is a stripped down version of Android and it also comes with apps to reduce the consumption of RAM and memory.
Android Go Main Objectives
The Android Go main objectives focused on three things and surely, this will reduce and optimised low-end smartphones. These objectives are; Android Go is from higher Android OS but it will be reduced and also optimised for devices using less memory storage as Google has rebuilt some set of Apps that uses less memory, storage space (10MB or less) and lesser mobile data and also a version of playstore that will highlight apps specifically designed for entry-level users (low memory smartphones).
Google is also redesigning Apps like YouTube Go, Chrome and Gboard to use less data and memory. Optimisations to the system UI and the kernel for any Android Go device to run smoothly especially on less memory storage like 1GB and 512MB.
As you can see that these features will really give the low-end smartphones markets a rapid growth because is welcome development from Google. Not only that, Android Go will have data management and savings in quick settings, and teaming up with carriers will let you keep track of how much data you have been consuming with the ability to top up. Google Chrome saving data feature will be activated by default.
However, these features are coming and will be shipped starting from 2018.
What do you have to say about the Android Go operating system?