Micromax Bharat GO to debut with Android Oreo Go Edition this month

Micromax Bharat Go to Launch in India by January End With Android Oreo Go Edition

Micromax has announced the Bharat Go, the company's first Android Go smartphone in the market.

Micromax in a press statement has confirmed that it will be launching the Bharat Go in India later this month which will be the first smartphone to run Android Oreo (Go Edition).

Basically, Android Oreo (Go Edition) is the optimized version of Android Oreo so it can run smoothly on entry-level of smartphones. Also coming inside Micromax Bharat Go will be the "Go" versions of Google Search, Google Assistant, Google Maps, Gmail and more.

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A plethora of Go versions of apps will also come bundled that are created to run smoothly on Android Go (Oreo Edition) smartphones. The average app is 15% faster on an Android Go device and the pre-installed apps (Go edition ones) are also optimized and take up to 50% less storage space.

The skinned-down OS is optmised for low-end devices with 512MB to 1GB RAM; plus, a Go version will feature several enhancements. As far as the specifications are concerned, it will be an entry-level smartphone. While the apps are created to offer the basic functions similar to their standard counterparts, Google said the apps would still consume less memory and storage while being frugal on mobile data as well.

Though nothing is concrete about the details of the device as of now, it's expected to be a low-end device priced around ₹2,000. Literally, pushing them as a main stream players in Indian market which is ruled by giants such as Samsung and other Chinese brands. The idea behind Android Oreo (Go Edition) is simple, to increase the penetration of smartphones in a market like India - the world's second largest mobile phone market. Android Go is a program similar to Android One that also aims to improve the budget smartphones ecosystem.

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