Android and its versions have been the hot topic in the mobile marketing world. Android has been releasing its versions such as Lollipop, Kitkat, and Jellybeans, etc. They have different functions and functionalities. Each year Android releases its new versions with catchy names. It is quite impressive, how they name them after the desserts. Let's talk about the latest one, Android Oreo Go Edition.
Last year at I/O in May, Google announced the launch of Android Go, since then the users are waiting for it. The aim was to provide users the best possible Android experience, even with the limited hardware. As per Google, more than 2 billion people are using Android Smartphones across the world and India has more users than the US. Therefore, they are targeting the emerging markets like India with their Android Oreo Go Edition.
It is a lightweight version of Android 8.1 which is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices. It is designed for the entry-level devices with less storage, RAM as well as CPU power. The configuration is designed in such a way that it can work faster on the low-end devices.
Android Oreo has few fantastic new features that will save your battery life. It has an excellent collection of eye-catching emojis, and also impressive fonts.
Let’s look at its merits and demerits!
It is designed for the budgeted phones which had 512MB RAM or 1GB RAM. The OS is quite lightweight, takes less storage and increases the performance.
Android Oreo GO edition based devices have Google's data saver feature, which remains on by default. It will provide the user more control over their data usage. Since Android Oreo is the most secure version of Android until today, the same security features will be available in its Go edition. All devices will have Google Play Protect built-in feature, which helps in keeping your device, apps, and data safe.
These are the great merits, now, let us look at the demerits too.
Though Android Oreo Go is meant for entry-level phones, especially those having 512MB or 1GB of RAM, but the devices which will be compatible with it are yet not disclosed.
The data saver feature will, unfortunately, won’t work when you are on a website with https:// address. And this will again not work if you use the incognito mode! For example, the Chrome's data saving mode won't be working well with this OS. The images might not be available in high quality, and the user might not have great web surfing experience
Well, these are the merits and demerits given. And we are hoping this Android Oreo will solve its issues, and make the upcoming phones worth buying!
Many Android app development companies are looking forward to making such apps which will be compatible with Android Go to provide the maximum benefit to the users. Stay tuned to know more about it.