Google has revealed that some of the first Android Oreo Go Edition smartphones will be launching at Mobile World Congress next week. The new paired down version of Google’s mobile OS was launched at the end of last year.
Android Oreo Go Edition is designed for budget smartphones which have 1GB of RAM or less and some of these handsets will apparently retail for as little as $50.
“With Android Oreo (Go edition), these phones are able to provide a high-quality experience, with the latest version of Android, Google Play Protect, and dedicated areas in Google Play highlighting apps optimized for Go edition. Android Oreo (Go edition) phones also include a set of apps from Google that are designed to use less memory and storage space, but still offer excellent experiences. For example, Google Go is built specifically to help new smartphone users find the information they want, YouTube Go is optimized for limited connectivity, and the Google Assistant for Android (Go edition) lets people quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms, and more with their voice and a single touch of the screen.”
We will have more details about these new budget Android Oreo smartphones when they are made official at Mobile World Congress next week.