The Details Google Didn’t Reveal During the Keynote
Android Go was announced at the opening conference of the conference Google I / O developers Mountain View Wednesday. Since the announcement, there was a lot of confusion about the project – is it a new version of Android? Can Android devices run any Android application or only applications that have been optimized for the Go experience? How does it affect the operating system updates for consumers and what developers have to do differently to optimize their applications for Android Go?
Unfortunately, after the introduction, Google did not provide answers to many of these questions, and there is not much information on Android. Fortunately, to answer all these questions – and many more – Wee managed to spend time with Sameer Samat, the man who introduced Android to take the stage on Wednesday and vice president of product management for Android and Google Play. Here is an FAQ on Android GB based on 360 responses received from Samat and other Google executives at Mountain View here.
Android is there a new version of Android?
Samat could not be more clear on this: “Go Android is not a new version of Android, this is none other than Android is the name of the project on Google.”
How will it be delivered with the Android version of the GB aircraft?
“We call it Android GB – it’s an internal name – but the operating system these partners will be sending Android O – There is no separate operating system called Android GB,” said Samat, just to address the problem.
So what will different Android devices Go?
Think Android Go as a bunch of presets including the Android device will be delivered in O. some operating system settings (or deactivated) will be activated by default; Some Google applications will be slightly different from other Android devices O; And the Google Play Store will highlight third-party apps optimized for experienced Go – that’s all. “The way it works is that Android has a configuration when it creates a factory device and it actually puts a Sube configuration, which is very similar to the one made with Slender, so if the device is low RAM memory for example , When the device is built in a factory, it fits right, “Samat said. “This is not something that the user decides that this is something the OEM decides to plant and what we say, whether it will build a device 1 GB or less [RAM], then it should be built with the GB OS configuration, So you should use Android O, but you should use settings. “When asked to clarify some of these changes, Samat said that” […] “to thin, up to KitKat, there are several things that the Go device to optimize the user interface, so when it is detected that it is a low RAM device, there are a number of animations that are disabled, a number of things that require a lot of memory in the user interface, but if Are the complete absence of memory, which can actually compromise experience, as opposed to improving the experience, so these are examples of optimizations. “” The other thing, however there is a feature we add, so it is not about kidnapping, but adding features. We mentioned yesterday in the main note that data management is very important for users who are online today. Therefore, data management will enter quick adjustments as another example of the change in the user interface. So there are things that are added and things have changed. “