Thursday in CE: Oreo Go May Redefine Smartphones Forever, Commence the iPhone Rumors
Right now, in the world, there are two billion devices running Google's Android. As Google approaches version 8.1 of their mobile OS, that incredible number is underscored by the fact that they could be running any version of the 27 available API. Realistically, they are probably somewhere between version Jellybean and Oreo, but even that spans a five-ish year timeline.
Unlike iOS, Google builds their version of Android unsure if the software will operate on a $1,000 South Korean smartphone with the most cutting-edge processor or a $70 tablet with the cheapest parts coming out of one of the myriads of Shenzhen OEMs.
To fix this problem, Android Oreo Go Edition was developed and optimized for budget phones that should bring the same goodies and security to phones that are, otherwise, under-spec'ed.