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Google announced Android Go, optimized for low-powered devices

cjmagowan  —  2 years ago ( May 18, 2017 )    |    Mobile, Technology

Google has been busy optimizing its upcoming Android O over the last few weeks since it debut in March and since then, the operating system has focus more on providing the best performance and increase battery life for devices. In addition to that, Google is also pushing another feature that is designed to power low-powered devices with basically 1GB of RAM or less which made them to introduce Android Go.

The specialized version of Android takes its inspiration from YouTube Go app and develop a system configuration that optimizes what the hardware has to offer. Optimally, the new OS could sit pretty easily with 1GB of RAM but if things are even more modest can downplay itself and be just fine on devices with even 512 MB of RAM in them.

Like its YouTube Go App, the whole operating system itself can withstand the harsh environments with limited network connectivity, Think of it as the software version of Android One in which a modest hardware is optimized to work with its Android operating system but in the case of Android Go, it’s the other way around.

There’s an API in the Settings menu where carriers can utilize them to provide users with valuable information such as the amount of data delivered to and from the device called Data Saver feature. This features looks convenient with users having data capped plans. Also depending on carriers, Android Go will enable users to easily top-up their mobile data allocation from the Settings menu.

Google promised to bring Android Go devices in 2018.