List of Mobile with Official Android Oreo Go in India

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Android Oreo Go

Recently Google launched Andriod Oreo Go, customised version Android Oreo. It optimised specifically for low-end Android smartphones which have 512MB RAM to 1GB of RAM. Before presenting the list of probable smartphones with Android Go let us see what is Android Go and if we should opt for it.

Android Go:

Designed especially for Indian users, Android Go is a customised version of Android Oreo. The software has been optimised for low-end Android smartphones which have 512MB RAM to 1GB of RAM.

According to Google the OS has been optimised for speed and reliability on such phones, meaning the average app will load 15% faster.

The optimised Android Go bundled with preloaded Google apps which Google claims use 50% lesser storage space. The net result is double the amount of available storage on entry-level devices.

For the Android Go smartphones special Android Go Apps are being released. These apps are customised for these smartphones, i.e. these apps are stripped down version of their regular counterpart. It takes less space and loads 15% faster according to Google. It does not mean the these smartphones can only run Android Go apps. You can also use all the regular apps available on Google Play.

 

List of Android Go applications:

App Name Description Developer Download Link
Files Go It gives a personalised suggestion to users on which files to delete or apps that least used on the device, in order to optimise storage space. There’s also a Google Drive support, which enables users to real-time back up their data. Google Download
Google Maps Go Google Maps Go, the lighter version of the original Google Maps app. Designed to run smoothly on devices with limited memory and on unreliable networks without compromising speed Google Download
Google Go It is a lite version of the main Google Search application with more functionality. The app supports Indian languages such as Marathi, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati and Nepali among others. It features quick shortcuts to core Google search features such as search, voice search, images, GIFs, YouTube, weather, translate, and Maps. Google Download
YouTube Go Less than 10MB in size, the app allows users to download and watch videos. It also allows users to share the downloaded videos with their friends offline. YouTube Go is compatible with older Android versions back to Jellybean. Google Download
Gmail Go It is a lightweight version of Google’s popular email service. It is optimised for the emerging markets such as India where majority of smartphones have low RAM and storage along with slower internet connectivity. Google Download
Google Assistant Go Lightweight and fast, yet still packed with your favorite features, the Google Assistant is now available on Android (Go edition). Google Download

Let us now talk about the smartphones that are possibly going to be launced in India with Android Oreo Go.

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1. Lava Z50

lava 150

Price: Rs. 4399 now Available at  Flipkart

It will be bundled with a cashback offer of Rs 2,000 from Airtel.

Key Specs:
1.1 GHz Quad Core
1 RAM 
8 GB Storage
4.5" (11.43 cm) Display
5 MP Rear Camera
5 MP Front Camera
VoLTE, Dual SIM 
No Quick Charging

2. Alcatel 1X

Alcatel 1X smartphone

Expected Price: Rs. 8790
Key Features:
1.28 GHz Quad Core
1 GB RAM
16 GB Storage
5.34" (13.56 cm) Display
2460 mAh Battery
8 MP Rear Camera
5 MP Front Camera
VoLTE, Dual SIM
No Quick Charging

3. ZTE Temp Go

ZTE Temp Go smartphone

Expected Price: Rs. 5199
Key Features:
1.1 GHz Quad Core
1 GB RAM
8 GB Storage
5.0" (12.7 cm) Display
2200 mAh Battery
5 MP Rear Camera
2 MP Front Camera
VoLTE, Dual SIM
No Quick Charging

4. Nokia 1

Nokia 1 smartphone

Expected Price: Rs. 5499
Key Features:
1.1 GHz Quad Core
1 GB RAM
8 GB Storage
4.5" (11.43 cm) Display
2150 mAh Battery
5 MP Rear Camera
2 MP Front Camera
VoLTE, Dual SIM
No Quick Charging

5. Micromax Bharat Go

Micromax Bharat Go smartphone

Expected Price: Rs. 2999
Key Features:
1.2 GHz Quad Core
1 GB RAM
8 GB Storage
4.5" (11.43 cm) Display
2900 mAh Battery
5 MP Rear Camera
2 MP Front Camera
VoLTE, Dual SIM
No Quick Charging

Update: Airtel and Google have partnered to bring a range of Android Go based 4G smartphones to the Indian market under its ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. Mediatek is working closely with Reliance Jio for an Android Oreo Go Edition smartphone.



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