In today’s smartphone era, budget android phones are still on the roll in a sea of mid-rangers and flagship. Android 8.1 GO edition made its debut last year. Thanks to this OS, manufacturer’s has found a way to make budget android phones more lighter while making it more affordable. This time, Android 9 Pie’s GO edition is coming and will probably dominate the budget market again.
Android 9 Pie GO edition
Google recently announced Android 9 Pie GO edition. In Google’s latest blog post, there are now 200 devices in 120+ countries that uses Android Go. With Android 9 Pie Go edition, Google introduced a brand new Go edition experience which includes:
- Up to an additional 500MB of storage available out of the box.
- Faster device boot times.
- Top-of-the-line security features like verified boot.
- A accessible dashboard for tracking and monitoring data consumption.
Google also updated their GO apps. New features will be listed down below.
- 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 – is now capable of transferring data peer-to-peer, without using mobile data.
- Google GO – can now read webpages aloud and highlights each word so you can follow along.
- Assistant GO – now supports additional languages including Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Indonesian. Expanded support for device actions like controlling Bluetooth, camera, flashlight, and more.
It’s nice to see that Google has offered more functionality for their GO apps compared to what we got when it launched. Android 9 Pie GO edition will be available this fall. And the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1 are good candidates for this upcoming update since HMD promised that all Nokia devices will get Android 9 Pie.
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