Google introduces Android 9 Pie Go Edition

Following the announcement of Google’s newest operating system, Android 9 Pie, the company introduces its corresponding Go Edition with improved features.


Google introduced the Android Go Edition last year with Android 8.0 Oreo as its base. Android Pie Go Edition will come with improvements that entry-level devices can benefit from. Here are the major changes in the update:

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  • Up to an additional 500MB of storage available out of the box (as compared with the Android 8 Oreo Go Edition).
  • Faster device boot times.
  • Top-of-the-line security features like verified boot.
  • An accessible dashboard for tracking and monitoring data consumption.

The Go applications also feature the following:

  • Youtube Go   – introduces gallery mode for downloaded content.
  • Maps Go – now features navigation.
  • Files Go – an Added capability of transferring data peer-to-peer, without using mobile data, at speeds up to ~490Mbips.
  • Assistant Go – 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 – app for Android (Go edition) is now ~50 percent smaller in size.
  • Phone App – includes caller ID and spam detection.

The Android 9 Pie Go Edition is set to hit the market this Fall 2018.

Source: Google Newsroom

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  1. Avatar for el gato el gato says:

    i don;t understand… android 8 oreo go edition is not upgradable to android 9 pie go edition and instead a new series of android 9 pie go edition is to be released?

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