Google has announced its Android Go program so that manufacturers can provide the latest version of Android for low-cost phones with 512MB to 1GB RAM. The company announced his program back in may and said that it would be available from early 2018. As per the report, Google has partnered with various Indian smartphone manufacturers to roll out Android Go phones from this month onwards. In India, Micromax is all set to launch its first Android Go smartphone. The price of the phone will be around Rs. 2000.
According to a report by Factor Daily, Google has partnered with many smartphone manufacturers such as Micromax, Intex, Lava, and Karbonn. Its aim is to launch a budget smartphone based on Android Go program. In a further report, Micromax is expected to launch the first Android Go smartphone in January. The company says it will launch the smartphone on Republic Day or around it.
These smartphones are for those users, who plan to shift from feature phones to Android eco-system. The new Go phones will have a great experience with Android Oreo (Go Edition). Also, Google is ensuring that the phone will runs well with less than 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. The handset will come with Google’s low version app such as Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go, Google Assistant Go, and Files Go.
The Qualcomm and MediaTek have already announced that they are optimizing their chipset for Android Oreo (Go Edition). So it is not decided that which chipset maker will be first to power the first Android Go smartphone.
Additionally, Lava will soon partner with Google to launch a new Android Go smartphone. Also, HMD Global is all set to launch the Nokia 1, an Android Go smartphone sometime in March this year. Apart from this, Jio is thinking to release a version of its JioPhone with Android Oreo (Go edition) operating system.