Google is partnering with Qualcomm and MediaTek for Android Go devices

Thursday, 07 Dec, 2017

It's not often that we get news regarding Android Wear, but that's exactly what's happened today, and it's pretty exciting news at that. Android Go is a smaller and more lightweight version of the Android OS that's created to be more efficient on less powerful hardware, and following this, both Qualcomm and MediaTek have announced plans to support the platform.

The announcement came in the form of a Google+ post by Googler Hoi Lam, who is also a moderator at Android Wear Developers community on the social network. Due to this very fact, we can not expect Android Go to hit devices right away as it will require the touch of developers before it appears for the target devices.

Android Oreo is starting its rollout to Android Wear devices.

The Android Autofill has been polished with the update.

There'll also be security patches, bug fixes, memory tweaking and display colour modes getting their own submenu in the Display setting. The MT6739, MT 6737, and MT6580 processors, among others, will have broad support packages available to run Android Oreo Go edition.

While the update should make its way to Pixel and Nexus devices soon, you can get your hands on the OTA image here and the Full Factory Images here.

Since the affordable phone market is booming in India, it is a good time for the launch of Android Go which is an optimized Android platform for low-end mobiles.

Meant to be the software equivalent of Android One's original hardware promise, Google's Android Go is supposed to deliver a lean and optimized version of Android for devices with 512 MB to 1 GB of ...

Qualcomm says that it's now working with Google to deliver an optimized experience for smartphones that come with 1 GB or less of memory. The Play Store app on Android Go edition will give preference in showing the applications which are optimized for low RAM usage.