(Photo Courtesy: Android Central)
(Photo Courtesy: Android Central)
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At its on going annual I/O developer conference, held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, Internet-Search firm Google Inc. introduced a new variant of its Android mobile operating system dubbed Android Go, aimed for regions with slow internet connectivity, in addition also designed to work smoothly even on lower-end smartphones.

“Android Go is designed with features relevant for people who have limited data connectivity and speak multiple languages, and comes to life through three key areas: the Android OS, Google apps and the Google Play Store,” remarked Dave Burke; VP of engineering at Android.

The operating system has a new version of Play Store with customized data saving apps and is also claimed to be designed for entry-level smartphones that pack 512MB to 1GB RAM. Notably, the Google Play Store will now include a separate section highlighting the apps for Android Go.

The lightweight OS comes with data-saving apps such as YouTube Go, and Google Chrome Pre-Installed and enabled by default, respectively. The first devices powered by Android Go will are said to start shipping effective 2018.