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The tech-giant Google has apparently associated with Indian manufacturers to unveil smartphones backed by Android Oreo (Go Edition).

Apparently, we may see smartphones with Android Oreo (Go Edition) in India really soon. Rumors have it that Google has joined hands with Indian phone manufacturers such as Intex, Micromax, and Karbonn to roll out budget-friendly smartphones, which will be backed by the lightweight version of Android Oreo. Sources also revealed that Micromax maybe the first company to launch such a device. The company may unveil its device somewhere around the Republic Day, and it will be priced somewhat at 2,000 INR.

Similarly, the remaining vendors too are expected to roll out the handsets in the weeks to come. Reports from Google state that Android Oreo (Go edition) devices are set to launch in the early bit of 2018.

It is important to note that the Indian vendors and manufacturers are not the only existing ones that are set to launch the handsets that will operate on the Android Oreo (Go Edition). Not long ago, reports suggested that HMD Global, the Finnish company that manufactures Nokia devices, is working on a mobile called the Nokia 1. This device will be using the OS version. The company hasn’t yet unveiled the launch date for the mobile phone. However, it is expected that the company will unveil the device by the first half of 2018, and it will most probably be in the month of March.

For reference purposes, the Go program was first declared at Google’s I/O conference, which took place just last year. This version of Android is solely structured for entry-level mobile phones, which offer a capacity of less than 1GB RAM. Apart from all this, the devices will also provide an exclusive ‘Go’ versions of apps, which will include YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Assistant Go and more. These apps will use minimal data compared to their standard versions available now. Furthermore, a separate Play Store for these devices will also be made. Making it even more evident that these apps are specifically only made for smartphones running the Android Go version.

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