Android is known for naming its operating systems with very sweet names such as Masmel, KitKat, Donut or Oreo. They are already in version number 9 and they are called Pie. They also celebrated 10 years and were restored by launching two editions, Go and One, which are available on some smartphones.
According to data revealed by the company, Android is present in about 2 billion active devices of 1,300 brands in at least 24,000 unique products.
Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of the ecosystem and the Android platform, wrote in the official OS blog that Go and One "are two programs that help people to know exactly what to expect when they get the Android device."
Android, like iOS (the 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 updates to the latest model is almost never guaranteed, there are several mobile phones that bind to it (Motorola One is one of them). For this reason, among users using Android devices, only 21.5% are up-to-date, that is, they have the Oreo version (2017), 22.8% have Nougat (2016) and 21.3% Marshmall (2015). ).
However, "the freshest (Pie and Oreo) are not optimal for inputs or low-end phones, because they are made with the features that best match the highest technological performance," says Sebastian Perez, a system engineer and developer for Android.
Thinking about it, Go developed. Lockheimer explains: "It's an optimized version of Android (Oreo or Pie) customized for smartphones with 1 GB of RAM or less. With a lower storage and processing capacity,
What is achieved is the optimal performance of the device. The version, launched a year ago and recently restored, is now available in 120 countries and runs on 200 devices. In Colombia, for example, Alcatel 1, Moto E5 Play, Alcatel 1Ks and Nokia 1 use Android Oreo Go.
"The basic part of the Go experience is a redesigned set of Google apps that are specifically designed to meet the needs of those who have a smartphone for the first time. These applications have unique features, such as a free download on iTunes Go that are not in the classic app "he says. Sagar Kamdar, Product Manager for Android.
Karen Ruiz, Motorola Colombia's product manager, describes Android One with the following entries: Safe, Simple, and Intelligent.
For its part, Android explains that the user provides regular updates to the latest operating systems, Google Innovations and Security Updates as well as easy-to-use software design: intuitive and simplified.
Benefits that one uses the device with one, depending on it Lockheimer, are "Faster access to updated Android operating systems for two years, including Google's latest innovations in the field of artificial intelligence. Among the most secure ecosystem devices with a regular security update for three years and with Google Play Protect (antivirus) built-in."
There are already some mobile phones with Android: Motorola One (which was launched last month), Nokia 8 Sirocco, Xiaomi Mi A2, HTC U11 Life and Nokia 7.1.
The version for the input devices and the other that fits in the middle of the range, but guarantees security and new features such as Artificial Intelligence. Decision making is not so difficult ..