Qualcomm Technologies is working with Google to enable the next wave of value priced smartphones with a focus on speed and reliability. It has recently implemented Android Oreo (Go edition) within the Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platform family.
Android Oreo (Go edition) improves user experience by optimising the Android operating system and applications to run more efficiently on devices with less storage, and RAM.
Nancy Fares, VP of product management, Qualcomm Technologies said: “Android Oreo (Go edition) delivers an optimised Android user experience key for emerging regions where lower bill of materials costs are especially attractive, as well as in established regions for pre-paid and lifeline uses.”
Android Oreo (Go edition) ships with a rebuilt set of Google’s most popular apps designed to address local needs, plus a special version of Google Play that allows users to download any app, whilst highlighting apps designed to work best on smartphones with 1 GB or less of memory. In addition, it has features to control and monitor data usage, plus the same security improvements that Google launched with Android Oreo.
“Entry-level devices are the gateway to the internet for many people, and we want to make sure everyone has a great experience when they use these devices,” said Sameer Samat, vice president of product management, Android and Google Play. “We’re excited that Android Oreo (Go edition) will significantly improve storage, performance, data management, and security.”
Android Oreo (Go edition) is expected to be available running on devices based on Snapdragon mobile platforms in early 2018.