In the price-sensitive market of smartphones, India might soon witness ultra budget-friendly handsets. Most importantly they won’t hang, thanks to the latest Android Oreo (Go Edition). In association with Google, Indian smartphone brands like Micromax, Intex, and Karbonn are planning to launch handsets under the market cap of Rs. 2000.
Sources reported that Micromax will be the first among the aforementioned manufacturers to bring such handset into existence. Also, it is looking to launch it somewhere around the republic day.
Not only the Indian firms, the company has also inked the contract with HMD global. Reports suggested that the handset maker has already started working on one of such handset. Further, the handset running on Android Oreo (Go Edition) could be the Nokia 1 which is expected to launch by March.
Sources from Google also have reported that the tech giant is expecting from the Indian vendors to announce the Android Oreo (Go Edition) running smartphones in early 2018.
Google Inc. has also predicted that the smartphones free from hanging problems in this price segment will get a good response. By analysing the previous data the company has also suggested the firms to make the handsets available on online sales. As it will help them to make the profit to the next level. Because it was noted that more first-timers prefer online purchases.
For a quick recall, Android Oreo (Go Edition) is a light variant of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. The system software was introduced in Google’s last I/O conference at the “Google For India” event.
At the event, the developers have revealed that to design the lightweight OS they targeted the developing markets such as India, which is flooded with budget smartphones with poor performance. With the trimmed version of Android Oreo, its Go Edition, the entry-level smartphones will be now able to perform basic tasks in a far better way.
Till date, the Android OSes are being developed to run on top-level smartphones. However, the manufacturers have to design entry-level smartphones as well. Hence they have to struggle a lot to run it on a degraded system.
Here, Android Oreo (Go Edition) plays its role. It is meant to bridge that gap. The lite OS is designed in such a way that it uses lesser resources in terms of CPU and RAM. Google claims that smartphones running on Android Oreo (Go Edition) open apps 15 percent faster when compared to those which runs on the basic Oreo OS. The OS itself takes up less than half the space than Android Nougat.