Micromax Bharat Go to Launch by January with Android Oreo Go
Micromax on Monday announced that it will launch Micromax Bharat Go, the first Android Oreo Go Edition smartphone in India. The company has partnered with Google to launch the phone by the end of January 2018. Android Oreo Go Edition is Google’s trim down version of Android for low-cost mobile phones with 512MB to 1GB RAM.
Google released the project back in May and said that it would be available from early 2018. Android Go Edition powered mobile phones will have true Android experience. Google said that Android runs well on phones with less than 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. The list of optimized Apps involves Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go, Google Assistant Go, and Files Go.
The two biggest mobile makers in the world Qualcomm and MediaTek have already announced for the new operating system. They are optimizing their chipset for Android Oreo (Go Edition), so it will be interesting which chipset maker will be the first to power Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone.
With the modifications being made to the OS, the average App is now 15 percent faster on an Android Go mobile phone. While the storage that pre-installed Google Apps need is 50 percent smaller on the new light OS. Additionally, Go Edition phones also come with a toned-down version of Google Play Store that recommends the Apps most compatible with the affordable smartphone.
Earlier rumors said that the new mobile launch will be priced less than Rs. 2000. Micromax did not share any feature of the new mobile launch in India. We should know all the information including the price when it goes official later this month.
Google is hoping big for the success of Android Oreo (Go Edition) phones that is why it has partnered with several smartphone manufacturers. Other than Micromax, HMD Global is likely to introduce its first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone most probably in the first half of the year.