Google’s new lightweight OS Android Go is launched as Android Oreo Go edition. This new OS was announced at Google I/O 2017 as a special configuration of Android 8.1 Oreo. They have designed this for law end devices.

Android Oreo (Go Edition) brings the best of Android to the rapidly growing market for law memory devices around the world. It optimize the Android experience to billions of customers coming online.

Google designed this for law end Android devices with less than 1 GB of RAM and it strips down Android to use less memory capacity, less storage capacity and run better on cheap Android phones. The goal with Android Go is so-called capturing the so-called “next-billion users”. The reason that the Google focus on such a thing is because when a new user first come online, they use the cheapest general purpose computing devices available; most often it is the smartphone. So the Google aim on capturing this flood of new users. Therefore Android Go and “Go” Google Apps are designed for these ultra-cheap devices with limited connectivity. Those designed Go apps include Google Go, Gmail Go, Google Maps Go, You Tube Go, Google Assistant Go, Files Go, Gboard, Chrome and Play.

Google Go initially focus on devices with limited memory, storage, CPU house power and connectivity. And also they are focusing on bilingualism since many users are from non-English speaking countries. Below is a list of apps for Android Go OS.

Google Go – This is a renamed version of Google’s “search lite app”. It consist of a stripped down interface that first present the user with a list of search types. That interface has the features to support bilingual users.

You Tube Go – The you Tube app which lets you download videos for offline viewing. Also allows shareing videos with nearby friends by sending the actual video content over by WiFi. There’s a big space saving here, 8.94 MB You Tube Go app.

Files Go – A file manager that points out large files, duplicate files and unused apps and clamp down the space storage. It allows sharing files over local network rather than internet which is easy foe connectivity limited places.

Gboard – It is built to support for multilingual typing with more than 120 languages supporting.

Chrome – It was built with regarding to less connectivity situations and “data saver” feature. It uses Googles servers to transcode web pages.

Play – Play Store points out other stripped-down apps for Go users, like Facebook Lite, Skype Lite, and others.

The apps like “Google Apps Go”, “Gmail Go” and “Google Assistant Go” are brand new apps introduced. Hope these apps will be available in play store soon for everyone’s usage.