Google had announced its Android Oreo (Go Edition) at the ‘Google for India’ event in India, last year. The brand also has many Google apps that are particularly designed for low-range smartphones. Although Android Oreo (Go edition) hasn’t made its official debut yet, Google has rolled out the lightweight version of its virtual assistant, named as Google Assistant Go, on Google Play.
The app is available for download on Play Store and it is compatible with devices running on Android 8.0 Oreo or above. The Assistant Go will bring a number of interesting features to low-range smartphones.
Users can make quick phone calls, send text messages, play music, preview upcoming events, weather information, navigate to places, and answers to generic questions. Users can access the Google Assistant Go by simply tapping on the Assistant icon or long-pressing the home button on the phone. However, there are certain features also that are currently not supported by the Google Assistant Go.
These are reminders, actions on Google, controls for smart home devices, and Device Actions. The app currently supports the English language but more languages to be added soon. Notably, the app comes months after Google released other apps like Files Go, Google Go, Maps Go, and YouTube Go, which are specifically designed for low-end smartphones.