After Android 9 Pie official release, Google has now announced its Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) for entry-level smartphones. This is a successor to Android Oreo (Go Edition). Android (Go Edition) was launched first-time in last year for entry-level devices.
The HMD GLobal announced Nokia 1 at MWC 2018 as the first Android Go edition smartphone. According to Google, now there are more than 200 devices available in 120+ countries including India, South Africa, U.S., Nigeria, and Brazil.
What’s new in Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)
Google added, Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) will bring a bunch of new features and improvements. It will take less space on devices, providing an additional 500MB of storage right out of the box.
The new version of Android Go edition has a faster boot time and also improved security features. The new edition has a dashboard for tracking and monitoring data consumption.
Google redesigned the apps such as Google Go, YouTube Go, Files Go and more. The newly redesigned apps also come with new features.
- Google Go now offers the ability to read web pages aloud and highlights each word so you can follow along.
- YouTube Go new features like gallery mode for downloaded content.
- Maps Go now 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.
- Files Go, now capable of transferring data peer-to-peer, without using mobile data, at speeds up to ~490Mbips.
- Assistant Go now supports additional languages including Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Indonesian, and has expanded support for device actions like controlling Bluetooth, camera and flashlight, and added reminders.
- Android Messages, now ~50 percent smaller in size and the Phone App includes caller ID and spam detection.