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For a powerful, high quality mobile device experience, Google recently rolled out the Go edition of its AI packed Android 9.0 Pie version. The Go edition comes with additional storage of upto 500 MB, faster boot time, better security and more improvements for entry level phones.

Android 9.0

Source: Google Blog page

Added Google Go features:

A first time smartphone user will be able to experience a fully redesigned set of Google apps with the Go edition. Let us look at each in detail:

  1. Google Go will read aloud your webpages and highlight each word so you can follow along.
  2. YouTube Go will let you download videos and save it as in the Gallery mode using less data.
  3. Maps Go features navigation, making it possible for people with Go edition devices or unstable connections to use turn-by-turn directions whether you’re traveling by car, by bus, or on foot.
  4. Files Go, which has saved users ~90TB of space since launch, is now capable of transferring data peer-to-peer, without using mobile data, at speeds up to ~490Mbips.
  5. Assistant Go supports additional languages including Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Indonesian. It has expanded support for device actions like controlling Bluetooth, camera, flashlight and added reminders.
  6. Android Messages App for Android (Go edition) is now ~50 percent smaller in size and the Phone App includes caller ID and spam detection.

We welcomed our first wave of Android (Go edition) phones this April, and now there are more than 200 devices available in 120+ countries including India, South Africa, US, Nigeria and Brazil.” says Sagar Kamdar, Director of Product Management, Google.

Devices that participated in the P Beta programme include Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and all other qualifying Android One devices.

To read the full coverage of the Go edition, visit the official Google blog page.

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