What exactly is Android Oreo (Go Edition)?

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What exactly is Android Oreo (Go Edition)?

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Google announced the launch of Android Oreo (Go Edition) last month, and it looks like it’ll be heading to these shores shortly. But what is, we hear you ask, is it? As usual, we’ve got all the answers.

What is Android Oreo (Go Edition)?

Android Oreo (Go Edition) is a new version of Android designed for budget smartphones. It’s been built using the same foundation as the standard version of Android Oreo, but with modifications, such as stripped down versions of Google apps.

Android Oreo (Go Edition)’s optimised apps

Here’s a rundown of the Google apps that have been given the Go Edition treatment.

First up there’s Google Go, which promises to be an easy way of finding what you’re looking for on the internet. It’s only 5MB, so it’s speedy to download and won’t take up much space.

Google Assistant Go is a stripped down virtual assistant that lets you do most of the stuff that Google Assistant is capable of. Although you can’t use it to control your smart home devices or set yourself reminders, you’ll still be able to ask questions, send texts, set alarms and loads of other useful things.

Gboard Go is another app that gives you most of the standard edition’s best features, including auto-correct, voice typing, GIFs, emojis and multilingual typing (you can choose from a massive 220 languages).

You can get more info on Google’s full range of Android Oreo (Go Edition) apps here.

Other Android Oreo (Go Edition) features

Android Oreo (Go Edition) will include a handy data management feature, letting you closely monitor and control your data usage. For added security, Google Play Protect is also available – it uses machine learning to search for malicious apps on your phone and keep it safe.

What phones will Android Oreo (Go Edition) be on?

During MWC 2018, Google announced that Android Oreo (Go Edition) would be launching on six phones around the world. The first glimpse we’ll get of it in the UK may be on the new Nokia 1 – a solid budget phone that's expected to arrive in April.

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