Tuesday, 27 March 2018

What makes Android Go version different for previous version?

With the launch of Android Oreo Go edition, Google has once again stood by its word that it is not a conventional business, rather an enterprise that wants to contribute positively to the world. Late in 2017, when Google launched its Android’s Oreo Go edition, a large number of people that rely on low-end smartphones and have been missing out on a huge chunk of mobile technology, were quite appreciative about it.

Although the series of Go edition phones are going to continue, Android launched its first Go edition OS through Oreo which has been optimized significantly to deliver the same great android experience even on low end smartphones. In this article, we will discuss what makes Oreo Go quite unique in itself:

Less RAM, same great performance

Android Oreo allows people to have low-end smartphones like a pro, without compromising on performance. With its specialized architecture, Go OS can provide the same great flow with just 1 GB RAM or even lesser, which is one of the factors why Go edition phones would be sold at comparatively lower prices than its Android Oreo counterparts. Recently, Microsoft launched its Nokia 1 with Android Go edition priced at a mere $85. However, some of the people are sceptical about buying Android Go phones as most such phones sport Mediatek chipsets, which usually has heat issues, and consequently, performance issues.

Exclusive set of apps

There would have been no point in using the same apps on Oreo Go that were being in the original Oreo edition. Hence, Android app development India at Google realised that in order to deliver better performance, the complete set of applications for Oreo Go needs to be reimagined with a lot of focus on using web mobile apps development on the backend, and simple interface for better compatibility with hardware to avoid lags. And with exclusive Go Apps, Oreo Go achieves its goals. The OS includes stripped down versions of some of the most popular Google apps like Gmail, YouTube, Chrome and more, which are, in no way, inferior to their original counterparts.

OS optimized

It is quite obvious that the next Android version is always bigger the previous one in terms of disk space it occupies. However, Oreo Go OS breaks the stereotype by taking up not even equal, but almost half of what the native Android Nougat OS takes up. The extra space it frees up allows users to store more of their personal data and media locally. Most of the phones featuring Go edition OS come with 8 or 16 GB disk space, which is an already outdated format for native OS. But in case of Oreo Go, Google has tried to squeeze out maximum out of the 8 and 16 GB stick.

User Experience

User Experience is probably the biggest reason behind the success of Oreo Go, as the much-anticipated OS in its prelaunch event itself made it quite clear that Google has not compromised with the sheer pleasurable experience that Android promises. Apart from minor changes in the UI, nothing much significant has been changed in the exclusive OS made for low-end smartphones.

Google’s attempt at making lives easier for the world always reflects the genuineness in its efforts to bring convenience in all spheres of our world. A similar attempt was made by Google earlier when it announced the launch of Android One. However, the company needs to work in parallel with Mobile app development companies to help them build apps that are as compatible as the exclusive Go apps or the purpose of launching a dedicated OS could lose its essence over time.

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