Google has been working on lighter versions of some of its applications. All these apps are meant for Android Go, Google’s new land lighter version of Android. The first of these apps was Files Go, a file manager application. And today, Google has announced Maps Go, a lighter version of Google Maps. The app is now available on Google Play.
The app is designed to run on smartphones with low memory.
Maps Go works on Android 4.1 and above and will ship by default on Android Oreo Go Edition as well. It’s obviously a lighter version of the application, but that also means you lose out on some of the features. The app is designed to run on smartphones with low memory. In fact, Android Go is meant to run on phones with 1GB RAM, which is extremely low by today’s standards.
Further, Maps Go seems to be a progressive web apps, which you can try from this link. The app allows 70 languages and has maps for 200 countries and territories, along with information on businesses.
Android Oreo Go Edition is part of Google’s next billion initiative, which aims to run Android smoothly on cheaper and low end devices. The company launched the OS a few days ago during an event in India.