Android is known to name its operating systems with very cute names, such as Masmelow, KitKat, Donout or Oreo. They already run in version number 9 and it is called Pie (pie). They also celebrated 10 years and were renewed by launching two editions, Go and One, available on some smartphones.
According to figures disclosed by the company, Android is present in approximately 2 billion active units of 1,300 brands, in at least 24,000 unique products.
Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of ecosystems and Android platforms, wrote in the official OS blog that Go and One is "two programs that help people know exactly what to expect when they take an Android device."
Android, like iOS (iPhones and iPads operating system), its main competitor, is updated every year. Those who buy new mobile phones from brands like Asus, Motorola, LG and Samsung get one with the two latest versions of Android, in this case Oreo or Pie.
Get the update of the newest is almost never guaranteed, there are few mobile phones that make it (Motorola One is one of them). For this reason, only 21.5% of those using Android devices, they have the Oreo version (2017), 22.8% have Nougat (2016) and 21.3% Marshmallow (2015). ).
But "the latest (Pie and Oreo) are not optimal for input or low-end. The reason is that they are made with features that best suit the highest technical performance," says Sebastián pérez, system engineer and developer for Android.
Thinking about it was Go developed. Lockheimer explains: "It's an optimized version of Android (Oreo or Pie) adapted for smartphones with 1GB of RAM or less. With a smaller amount of storage and processing capabilities"
What is achieved is a more optimal performance for the device. The release, launched a year ago and recently renewed, is now in 120 countries and operates on 200 units. In Colombia, for example, cell phones use Alcatel 1, Moto E5 Play, Alcatel 1X and Nokia 1 Android Oreo Go.
"A basic part of the Go experience is the newly developed set of Google applications, specially designed to meet the needs of those who own a smartphone for the first time. These apps contain unique features, such as free download on YouTube Go, which does not is in the classic app, he says. Sagar Kamdar, Head of Product Management for Android.
Karen Ruiz, Product Manager for Motorola Colombia, describes Android One with the following adjectives: Safe, Simple, and Intelligent.
Android explains that it ensures that the user regularly updates the latest operating system updates, Google innovations, and security updates, as well as an easy-to-use software: intuitive and simplified.
The benefits of someone using a device with A, depending on Lock Heimer, they are "Faster access to two-year Android OS updates, including Google's latest artificial intelligence innovations. Among the safest devices in the ecosystem with standard three-year security updates and Google Play Protect built-in."
There are already some mobile phones with Android One: Motorola One (launched last month), Nokia 8 Sirocco, Xiaomi Mi A2, HTC U11 Life, and Nokia 7.1.
A version for input devices and another that suits the middle class, but guarantees security and new features like Artificial Intelligence. Deciding is not that difficult ..