What Google brings in its sleeves for 2017!

Google did its third edition of Google for India event, it includes some major announcement regarding apps and OS. The Android Oreo (Go Edition) will provider Better performance, more storage, data savings and security. The Tez app can be used for bill payment and Maps with 2 wheeler navigation. The Files Go and Google Go apps introduced.

Android Oreo (Go Edition) Highlights

  • Better Performance – 15% faster, optimized apps
  • More Storage – 2x more storage, fewer pre-installed apps
  • Data Savings – Complete control over data usage, Built-in data saver
  • Security – Google Play Protect, Device scanning around the clock, Scans optimized for low data use

Files Go Highlights

  • Share Files while Offline
  • Find files faster
  • Free up space – clean junk files

Android Assistant Highlights

  • It will be coming for entry-level smartphone
  • Jio Phone will get pre-installed app and also has Hindi language support

Google Go Highlights

  • Less than 5MP app size
  • Tap First user interface
  • 40% lighter

Maps for 2 Wheelers Highlights

  • Leverage Special shortcuts
  • Landmark-based navigations

Rajan Anandan, VP, South East Asia, said,

[notification type=”notification_info” ]”India crossed the 400 million internet user mark this year and Indians were consuming more data than ever before —  4GB on average every month, projected to grow to 11GB per month in the next four years. The growing base of Internet users is hungry for better online experiences and we at Google have been working to build new products and features specifically for them.”[/notification]

Caesar Sengupta, Vice-President, Next Billion Users said,

[notification type=”notification_info” ]”Our India-first suite of products and features are aimed to help more people discover how the internet can make life easier and more convenient — whether it’s helping pay bills on time, navigating through the quickest routes or searching for answers to questions wherever we are. These products and features are India-first, but they are not India-only. When we build better products for India, we ultimately build better products for everyone.”[/notification]

Martha Welsh, Director Google Maps said,

[notification type=”notification_info” ]”India is the world’s largest two-wheeler market and the navigation needs of these millions of riders are different from automobile drivers. Two-wheeler mode in Maps gives routes that use shortcuts not accessible to cars. It also provides customized traffic and arrival time estimations.” The two-wheeler mode uses machine learning to suggest more relevant routes for riders, using smaller roads and two-wheeler-friendly shortcuts. It will also show major landmarks on the route so that riders can better plan their trip before starting, and not keep checking their phone on-the-go. Two-wheeler mode will be available in India starting today, with more countries in the coming months.[/notification]