The technology company have unveiled a string of optimised apps for the likes of Google Assistant, YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail, which is far smaller in size and also consume less data than the traditional app.
Google shared on their blog page: "We've redesigned many of our popular Google apps to address local needs. Preinstalled on Android Oreo (Go edition) devices, this set of optimised apps includes Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, and the new Files Go app by Google. With our new and reimagined Google apps, we've focused on making them not only smaller, but smooth and fast too. For example, Google Go - a new app to find the information you want - optimises data by up to 40 percent, weighs less than 5MB in size, and makes it faster to find popular and trending information with a simple, tappable interface. And with the Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), you can quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms, and more with your voice and a single touch of the screen."
The new Android Oreo (Go edition) also allows the average app to work 15 percent faster.
They added: "We enhanced Android Oreo (Go edition) for speed and reliability on entry-level devices, which means the average app is now 15 percent faster on devices running Android Oreo (Go edition). There are many of these kinds of optimisations - and they really add up. If all entry level Android devices launched apps 15 percent faster, that would save the world a cumulative one million hours of time - every day!
"It's common for entry level devices to have very little storage space available once you account for the size of the OS and the preinstalled apps. This can be frustrating for people who want more space for their music, apps, and photos. So, we've optimised Android Oreo (Go edition) and enhanced our preinstalled Google apps to take up 50 percent less space. The net result is that we've doubled the amount of available storage on entry-level devices."