Google, the tech giant has announced the Android Oreo Go Edition in recent events. The Android Oreo Go is a light version operating system which is designed to run smoothly on low-end smartphones which have less than 1GB of RAM. The Android Oreo Go is different from Android One which is a stock category of Android which is supported by Google.
The reports from Gizmochina further confirms that this operating system also contains lite versions of the primary Google apps and services, this is to make sure that the applications can run smoothly even on the low end smartphones and devices which are going to become outdated with standard Android versions. Google is releasing Android Go apps, and the latest one is Gmail Go, which has been launched this morning.
The reports further suggest that this app however offers few features and functionalities than the original application. However the performance of Gmail Go app has been optimized and it allows a user to check their mail quickly without experiencing any lag or freezes on the entry level devices. Gmail Go has been launched on the PlayStore with a catch.
The app has two different issues which can be a bummer for the users and could also discourage them from downloading the app. The first reason is that the app is compatible only with the smartphones runs o Android Oreo 8.1. This means the devices running on Android 8.0 or below like the Nougat will not support the Gmail Go app and users will not be able to download the app on their smartphones.
However there are not many devices which are running on Android 8.1, so this app availability will be limited to certain set of users. Moreover, there are not many devices with this version of the operating system, and the ones which have it installed are not even entry-level devices. Te second reason is that, at this moment it is not possible to download it from the Google PlayStore. A user can download the APK file which has been leaked online.