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Google for India: Navigation for two-wheelers, Android Oreo Go among new launches

Google for India: Navigation for two-wheelers, Android Oreo Go among new launches”

Google's Files Go App app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and will work on all Android-powered devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher.

The new Google Play Store recommends the apps most compatible with Android Oreo (Go Edition).

Devices running the entry-level version of Android Oreo will also come with Google's data-saver features turned on by default.

The company announced today that Android Oreo (Go Edition) will be launching alongside Android 8.1. The Google Go app has a trending section and it also offers smart suggestions to the users so that they can search faster. Other optimised "Go" apps include- Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Chrome and Files Go.

Google has launched its lightweight version of Android, offering a slimmed-down OS and apps that take up less space to improve life for people with entry-level smartphones. Google Assistant, a Siri-like app that responds to voice commands on a phone, can now crack jokes with Bollywood references and even respond to commands in Indian languages.

Share files offline. Users can transfer files directly from their phone to a nearby phone through Files Go.

The Files Go app is also said to create a closed network that can be accessible only by approved smartphones in any particular area to share files by creating a hotspot. In May, Android Go was announced as a project in the pipeline at the annual Google I/O conference in the US.

The CNET.com website, specialized in technology topics, reported that Datally's features are nothing new, as they can be found among the capabilities in Android settings, but putting them into one app makes it easier for people to find and use them. "We're not just adapting our products for India, we're building for India first", says Caesar Sengupta, who heads the Next Billion Users division at Google. The new customized Go app is said to consume 40 percent less data. Now, Google's Files Go is now available globally at Google Play. Google has partnered with Reliance to bundle a light version of Google Assistant on Jio feature phones.

When it launched a year ago, the Google Assistant was an exclusive feature of Google Pixel devices.

Internet Saathi - Google plans to expand its "Internet Saathi" programme, run in partnership with Tata Trusts.



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