Do not be confused. The standard edition, Android 8 Oreo is for high-end Android devices, while Google has recently and officially renamed Android Go as Android Oreo (Go Edition). Android Go, is specifically designed for low-end devices with low memory and data usage.
Android Oreo (Go Edition) has only three differences from the standard edition of the Android 8 Oreo, which are: Optimized default apps, streamlined operating system (OS) and optimized version of Google playstore that highlights lightweight apps for users on the OS to download.
The Go Edition has improved speed on low-end devices, 15% faster app performance. 2x free storage and built-in apps takes less space. Data saver is also installed to save data from background apps.
Some redesigned apps available on the OS to give you faster response and consumes less resources while running are are; Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome and the new Google FileGo app.
The optimized Google playstore have “Featured App” section where optimized apps are stored for download. Moreover, you still have access to normal or any apps.
Android Oreo (Go edition) will officially roll out tomorrow, December 6 and will start shipping on devices in the next coming months.