Google's latest update to Android 9 Pie with its glittering AI tricks and digital wellness features has also given the business a lot of attention. that it will release the Go Edition of Pie this fall. It is the downsized version of the operating system for entry-level smartphones. In view of the majority of mobile phone manufacturers – including Samsung, Huawei, LG and Sony – have not revealed, if their flagship devices will still support the full Android Pie update, it is possible Pie Go will be on $ 100 phones first , But all of this is part of Google's ambitions for Android to crack the emerging markets and attract millions more users.
The Android Go program – not to be confused with Android One, which has developed specially priced hardware with Android software for emerging markets – aims to expand the operating system to more than 200 entry-level smartphones in areas with slow connections less access to high-end devices. Go was originally announced in May 2017 and Google says it has reached more than 120 countries, including India, Nigeria, Brazil or South Africa.
What is Android Go?
The idea behind Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) is: "There's a Go device for everyone." Even the most cost-effective smartphones can benefit from the pie improvements.
In Go These enhancements are tailored to the needs of smart phone users in emerging markets, such as the lack of connectivity. Google has re-created all its own apps as lighter versions and bundled it with the Go operating system, such as YouTube Go free download for offline viewing, a feature not found in the regular app. But the biggest change in the Go -Edition of Pie is the increased memory: There are not only fewer pre-installed apps, the remaining 50 percent smaller The Files Go app can also find unwanted files quickly to get rid of them.
According to Google, go devices will have twice as much storage space as go-edition phones, while Facebook and Twitter also have their own light apps, which should not be data-intensive.
It may be Pie Go, but Alcatel will have it in front of you
Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) is likely to reach a $ 100 Alcatel before the full version of Android Pie reaches your Samsung Galaxy S9. While Go Edition was announced for the end of the fall, it is still unclear if some phones can get the cake update. And Google's claim that Pie will be released "this year" for devices that are not Android One or for the Android P beta – this is the case of Samsung, HTC or LG, for example – seems a bit vague.
India, which has more than 100 million Android users, and where entry-level smartphones multiply, Google's promise of optimized storage, speed, and data capabilities delivered with the Go edition of Android 9 Pie is promising.
One of the National Association of Software and Services Company (NASSCA) showed that in 2016, 70 percent of e-commerce transactions in India were on mobile phones. Mobile devices are also the main way people connect to the Internet.
In an interview with NDTV, Google boss Sundar Pichai said, "We're working on making $ 100 smartphones, $ 50 smartphones, but I think the right price for India is about $ 30." According to Pichai, such barrier-free devices are only a first step. The Android Go program should also optimize smartphones to work fast and efficiently to democratize the technology.
What is behind Google?
Behind the Philanthropy is the Go Edition of Android 9 Pie Google is successfully deploying its operating system in emerging markets, where it is beating Nokia's Asha operating system, which targets low-cost smartphones under $ 100. Nokia's market share in the emerging markets has increased due to the large sales of cheap phones.
This year, China and India were the two countries with the most smartphone users – nearly 800 million users in China – and smartphone penetration rates are expected to increase over the next few years.
The millions of potential users who represent it form a market Google is looking for. In fact, more than 100 vendors have planned to release devices compatible with the Android Go program before the end of the year to provide more options for choosing a Go device. The first Android Go phone – the Alcatel 1X – was released in February 2018.
User feedback has been shared
The improved access to efficient devices for those who can not afford a smart phone, the heart of Android 9 Pie's (Go Edition) has not won unanimous judgment. Paying $ 100 for a phone that has features similar to Android 9 Pie may sound too good to be true.
Users who tried the Android 9 (Go Edition) recognized that the operating system was effectively optimizing memory and offline navigation, but they also reported issues, especially on Google Maps Go and other apps that came with their Using crashed program claims not to be designed to be used with the same ease as traditional Android programs, its advertising has been challenged as a vehicle of technology that is both affordable and powerful. You can not eat and eat your cake, it seems.