Google has another swing at cheap Androids

The Google Assistant on iOS looks very similar to the Android version. Android O also touts better battery efficiency and Google is providing that through Android Vitals, which focuses on optimising battery life, startup time, graphic rendering time, and stability. Android Go will work on entry-level devices that only have 512MB to 1GB of RAM.

Google said the expansion of the Assistant to the iPhone and various other third-party products should increase its reach beyond the current 100 million devices. Google also indicated that new and updated processors will be required to take advantage of TensorFlow Lite.

Google releases a new Android operating system every year, but most devices running the software use older versions.

We'd recommend downloading the Android O beta on a spare phone that you wouldn't mind damaging. The app is now given a new name so don't be surprised if you can't find the Android Device Manager because it is now called as "Find My Device". Android Go users will still have access to the entire app catalog in the Play Store.

Speaking at an annual developer conference in Mountain View, California, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai touted the company's progress with the Google Assistant, which allows users to complete various tasks through voice commands.

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Though some of the changes Google has made in Android O are behind-the-scenes changes, many of them are user-facing updates that can be shown off in screenshots.

Exhausted of Siri? Well, you can now get the "chatty" Google Assistant installed on your iPhone.

Google Home becomes more useful: Within months Google Home user will be able to make and receive calls and text messages using the Google Home device.

Devices such as the new Moto C or the rumored Huawei Y3 will likely be able to run Android Go, as each has limited RAM onboard.

Much talked about Android O: Google is finally launching the preview program of Android O and the first beta has been released just about yesterday. And with Android O, we've gone further, building a new, more efficient runtime sandbox for instant apps, sharable support libraries to reduce app size, and launcher integration support.

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