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last summer, Google invested 22 million dollars in KaiOS, the mobile operating system core (also called feature phones, as the Nokia 8110 4G, the Nokia 3310 or Cat B35, tend to be marketed in emerging markets and that, finally, received WhatsApp a few months ago.
In February, in addition, Google announced the integration of several of their services in KaiOS: the Wizard, Google search, Google Maps, and, as a great star, YouTube. Now, according to some screenshots obtained and published by 9to5Google, it seems that the company of Mountain View intends to go a step further and to launch its own version of Android for phones simple or without touch screen.
Android Oreo “feature phone edition
Although Google currently proposed Android Go to consume few resources in those smartphones with limited benefits (1 GB or less of RAM), the company wants to reach even more users. As it seems, could be working on a version of Android for all those mobile without touch screen that are destined for emerging markets, but just to be marketed all over the world.
9to5Google has shared two screenshots before Google erased that show a implementation in Chrome is designed for phones with keys, that is to say, non-touch. The New Tab, as can be seen in these images, it would have a redesigned interface and more simplified with four icons that act as shortcuts and news section groups.
in Addition, in the status bar, to the left, a notification appears in the system with the logo characteristic of Android 8.1 Oreo next to the icon of settings, which means that this app of Chrome is I would be developing in version 8 of Google’s operating system, instead of doing it on Android 9 Foot, that it would be more logical.
Of time, do not know more details of this possible Android version for phones simple, we will have more information in the Google I/O 2019? There will be a wait then.
Via | 9to5Google
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The news Google is working on a version of Android Oreo for phones simple, according to 9to5Google was originally published in Xataka Android by Laura Sexton .
April 26, 2019
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