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Google just launched a new version of Android for low-budget phones

Google just launched a new version of Android for low-budget phones

Google says Android Oreo Go will improve speed and reliability on lower-cost devices, with apps running 15 percent faster on entry level.

Apart from that, Google has also announced lite versions of all its apps including- Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go, Google Assistant Go, Gboard, Chrome, and Play. At an event in India named 'Google for India, ' the Mountain View company also said compatible smartphones pre-loaded with Android Oreo Go would reach markets by the beginning of next year.

Android Go was first showed off by Google at this year's Google I/O developer conference.

Called the somewhat unwieldy Android Oreo Go edition, it is launching alongside the Android 8.1 release.

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The OEMs will now be able to test and run the Go edition OS on low-end hardware. Oreo Go's preinstalled Google apps will now take up half as much space as before.

Introducing the upcoming Bill Pay feature in Tez, Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users shared that Google's India-first mobile payments app Tez, now at 12M users, will start offering a customized experience to pay bills from within the app. Tez will remind users when a bill is due, and users will never pay the same bill twice as the status will be automatically updated. The system will also include a new set of Google apps, created to be lighter and relevant to the needs of people coming online for the first time.

There are now more Android users in India than there are in the USA, according to Google, and the company has its sights set on the "billions more" who don't yet have access. There will also be an option of peer-to-peer sharing and the entry-level smartphones will also have the same key security features as Android Oreo. Google claims that this makes it easy to find top websites and apps, trending images and gifs, and more with minimal typing. Google Go, a new app to find information, optimises data by up to 40 percent, weighs less than 5MB in size, and has a simple, tappable interface. Now, Google's Files Go is now available globally at Google Play.

In a move to empower feature phone users in the country, Google on Tuesday announced to bring its Voice Assistant on Reliance JioPhone. Files Go was built from scratch for Go edition devices, and today the official version launched on the Google Play Store.

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