Qualcomm announces support for Android Oreo (Go edition)
Along with the announcement of the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, Qualcomm has also announced that it will support Google’s Android Oreo (Go edition).
Android Go was announced by Google in May and is based on a lightweight version of Android Oreo that can run smoothly and efficiently on entry-level devices that have 1GB or less (512MB) of memory. The Google apps that come with it are also optimized to use less memory, storage space, and mobile data, including apps such as YouTube Go, Chrome, and Gboard.
Qualcomm says that it is working with Google “to enable the next wave of value priced smartphones with a focus on speed and reliability,” and that mid and low-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platforms will be ready to be used by device manufacturers shortly after the latest version of Android (in this case Android 8.1 Oreo ) is released to the Android Open Source Project.
The Android Oreo (Go edition) is expected to be available running on devices based on Snapdragon mobile platforms in early 2018.