Like the version unveiled at the end of 2017, this is also intended for the .low-end device. Here we have an operating system optimized to work on smartphones with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
For this, Google has worked hard to reduce the number of resources that the operating system and Go applications require of the smartphone. Anything that is not necessary for the proper functioning of an application or the operating system is set aside.
Now with the arrival of Android Pie, it’s time to get to know the Android Pie Go Edition. As the name suggests, this is the Go version of the latest iteration of Google’s operating system.
Google officially presents the Android Pie Go Edition
This new version of the operating system relies primarily on space saving and smartphone security. Google says that the Android Pie Go Edition occupies less 500MB than its predecessor.
For example, if you have a smartphone with 8GB of internal memory, this version will leave you 5.5GB available for everything else. Something that in its predecessor would require those more 500MB, leaving only 5GB.
For comparison, with the normal version of Android Pie, there would be only 2.5GB of available memory. We have a savings of more than 50% of the features of the smartphone here, with each megabyte counting on such devices.
This new version will still provide lower operating system boot times than previous ones. We also have improvements in operating system security, as well as a new control panel for monitoring data consumption.
Another foundation of this variant of Google’s operating system will be its Go applications. These are continually evolving so they can provide the best possible user experience.
One of the news coming with this new version is the Go Messages that now occupy half the space of the normal version; Google Assistant Go now supports new languages.
This version will be available to all manufacturers this fall. More information will be made available by Google promptly.