Android Go apps you can download on your entry-level phone
Users know that having an Android device means having to live with Android apps. You don’t have to worry if you have a mid-range or flagship smartphone, but this could be an issue for those with entry-level devices. Good thing Google launched their Android Go apps so you can still enjoy some of Google’s services without hogging your phone’s limited resources.
Note: Some of these apps may appear in the Google Play Store as not compatible with some devices.
YouTube Go is only 9.4MB in size and is designed to work with limited data or a slow connection. Users can preview videos before you download or watch, choose how many MBs you use on videos, and instantly share videos without using any data. In addition, YouTube Go works on older Android versions back to Jellybean (Android 4.1).
Google Maps Go is the lightweight Progressive Web App variation of the original Google Maps app. It is designed to run smoothly on devices with limited memory and on unreliable networks while providing you your location, real-time traffic updates, directions, and train, bus, and city transit information.
Files Go is a less than 6MB storage manager and is one of our apps as it can help free up space by deleting old photos you don’t need, remove duplicate files, erase unused apps, clear your cache and more. You can also transfer files to your SD card or share pictures, videos, documents, or apps with others nearby who also have the app, even without the internet.
If you need a lightweight email app, Gmail Go has you covered. It has features of the regular Gmail app with smarter inbox, spam protection, multiple account support, and 15GB of free storage.
You may have an entry-level device but it doesn’t mean you can’t have a virtual assistant. Google Assistant Go is designed to be lightweight and fast and still packs some of the features found in the standard app, except for reminders, controls for smart home devices, Actions on Google, and Device Actions.
Google also made Gboard compatible with entry-level devices and comes with autocorrect, voice typing and multilingual typing, GIFs, and Emoji support.
Google Go is just 5MB in size and designed to work on slow connections and phones with low space. You can explore trending topics, access your favorite apps and websites, as well as images, videos, and information on the things you need to know about. It’s still not available in the Philippine Play Store but you can access an APK via APK Mirror.
And that’s about it. If you want to free up space on your Android, use the lightweight apps mentioned above.