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Google Launches ‘Android Go’ For Countries With Low Data Connectivity

At its on going annual I/O developer conference, held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, Internet-Search firm Google Inc. introduced a new variant of its Android mobile operating system dubbed Android Go, aimed for regions with slow internet connectivity, in addition also designed to work smoothly even on lower-end smartphones.

“Android Go is designed with features relevant for people who have limited data connectivity and speak multiple languages, and comes to life through three key areas: the Android OS, Google apps and the Google Play Store,” remarked Dave Burke; VP of engineering at Android.

The operating system has a new version of Play Store with customized data saving apps and is also claimed to be designed for entry-level smartphones that pack 512MB to 1GB RAM. Notably, the Google Play Store will now include a separate section highlighting the apps for Android Go.

The lightweight OS comes with data-saving apps such as YouTube Go, and Google Chrome Pre-Installed and enabled by default, respectively. The first devices powered by Android Go will are said to start shipping effective 2018.

This post was syndicated from PC Tech Magazine. Click here to read the full text on the original website.

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