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Gmail Go app mistakenly became available for Android 10+ devices

Google offers quite a few 'Go' variants of its apps, which are designed for entry-level devices running Android Go. These include apps like Google Go, Google Assistant Go, Gallery Go, Google Maps Go, Google Camera Go, and many more. The company keeps adding new apps to the lineup ever so often, and it offers a...

Hands-on with Night Mode in Google Camera Go: Democratizing Low-Light Photography

If there's one area Google's Pixel smartphones remain undefeated, it is definitely in camera software. Most of the magic in the Google Camera app happens on the software side. Even though the tech giant continues to use the same 12.2MP primary camera on its smartphones since the Pixel 2, the software algorithms backing the Google...

Google Camera Go adds Night Mode and HDR for better budget phone photography

Google Camera Go is a trimmed down version of the Pixel's Google Camera app. The app was released earlier this year in March with the Nokia 1.3, a Snapdragon 250-powered entry-level device that runs Android 10 Go Edition. As you'd expect, the app is quite barebones, and it doesn't include most of the cool features...

Google announces Android 11 Go Edition with support for 2GB RAM devices

Following the first stable release of Android 11 earlier this week, Google has now announced Android 11 Go Edition — a toned-down version of Google's latest software release for devices with low amounts of RAM. The latest update builds upon the features introduced in Android 10 Go Edition last year and brings a couple of...

Google plans to make Android Go Edition required for new low RAM devices

In 2017, Google announced a modified version of Android for low-end devices. "Android Go Edition" was built specifically for devices with 1GB or less of RAM. In conjunction, Google has released lightweight "Go Edition" versions of many of its popular services. Android Go has never been a requirement for these low-end devices, though. That could...

Reliance Jio and Google partner to develop entry-level smartphone for India

Earlier today, Google revealed that it had signed an agreement with Indian telecom giant Reliance Jio to invest ₹33,737 crores (~$4.5 billion) in Jio Platforms Ltd. for a 7.73% equity stake in the company. This marked the first investment from Google's recently announced Google For India Digitization Fund, which aims to accelerate India's digital economy...

Google is testing HDR photography for Camera Go on budget Android Go smartphones

Google Camera Go is a watered-down version of the Pixel's Google Camera app. The app was released on the Nokia 1.3, an Android Go smartphone, and we recently went hands-on with the apk to see what the app can do. While the app itself is barebones, what excites us is the sheer potential it has...

Google Camera Go Hands-on – GCam for the masses!

Last month, Nokia announced the Nokia 8.3, Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3 smartphones. While everyone may be interested in the higher-end 5G device, the humble Nokia 1.3 also demanded some attention thanks to one key detail. The Nokia 1.3 with its Snapdragon 250 SoC runs Android 10 Go Edition, with upgrades planned to Android 11...

Google Camera Go brings Portrait Mode photography to budget Android Go smartphones

Earlier today, HMD Global announced a trio of new smartphones: the Nokia 8.3, the Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 1.3. While the Nokia 8.3 and Nokia 5.3 run regular Android 10 with a handful of HMD Global's customizations on top, the Nokia 1.3 runs Android 10 (Go Edition), a special version of Android that's optimized for...

Google announces Android 10 (Go Edition) with Adiantum encryption support for budget smartphones

Earlier this month, Google publicly released the final version of Android 10 to the masses, which has now rolled out to several devices, including the Essential Phone, the Redmi K20 Pro, and the OnePlus 7/7 Pro. Additionally, many other devices have been confirmed to come with Google's newest software out of the box, including the...

GCA Launcher is an Android Go-friendly launcher inspired by Chrome OS and Pixel Launcher

When it comes to app launchers, Android users are absolutely spoilt for choice. OEM UX skins come with their own launchers, such as Google's Pixel Launcher, OnePlus Launcher, MIUI Launcher, POCO Launcher, and others; while we also have our favorites like Nova Launcher and Lawnchair from third-party developers. Most of these launchers aim at providing...

[Update: Still Planned] Google is working on adding an Android Go image to the Android Studio Emulator

Android Go is Google's stripped down version of Android based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and is designed to run on lower-end hardware with reduced RAM and storage requirements. It was announced last year and recently we saw it reach its first devices. For developers, it holds an exciting prospect. While some devices will be launching...