Google has reportedly launched its Assistant Go app on Play Store. This move is carried out to increase the number of lightweight options available with Android Oreo. There aren’t too many differences between the Google Assistant Go app and the original Google Assistant regarding features and functionalities. The significant difference is regarding its size. It is designed in a way to suit Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphones, which haven’t been launched yet. This isn’t the first Android Oreo (Go edition) application. Previously, Files Go, YouTube Go, Google Go and Maps have also been launched in the process.
Interested users can download the Google Assistant Go application from the Play Store. As per the listing of the app, it supports international language including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai. Google says that they plan on adding support for Hindi shortly. “This data-efficient version of Google Assistant is meant for smartphones with 1GB RAM or less, forming a larger suite of apps that will be available for the Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphones at the time of launch,” a report by Financial Express reads. Recent reports suggest that companies like Micromax and Reliance Jio are also working on a low-budget Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone.
As far as the Google Assistant Go application is concerned, it is majorly going to depend on Google Search app’s support. The platform goes on to offer multiple functions. However, since the size of the application is small, there are certain restrictions. Features such as keyboard, reminders, controls for smart home devices, and games and services from other companies are not available in Google Assistant Go app at the moment. Google on its support page says that more feature will arrive in the app “over time.”