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Google Assistant for JioPhone, Google Go, Files Go and more launched

Google Assistant for JioPhone, Google Go, Files Go and more launched

"On average, a connected mobile Internet user in India today is consuming over 4GB of data per month". Google Maps director Martha Welsh made an official announcement at Google for India event. In the meantime, close to 5 million users have joined the service, taking the overall user base to 12 million. Our mission is Internet for every Indian.

During the "Google for India" event, the company spoke about Android Oreo (Go edition), designed for entry-level smartphones.

Starting with the biggest - Android Oreo (Go Edition).

"Oreo devices with 512MB to 1GB of RAM will get all the optimisations that come with Android Oreo (Go edition), including a better performing OS with built-in data management features and security benefits", said Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users Team at Google. Light on storage and resources, Android Go should help companies launch improved versions of Android smartphones aimed at the entry-level.

We also have a new app from Google Search, called Google Go.

Files Go helps users free up space on their devices, find files faster and share files offline with people nearby.

The tez app will also give you notifications to remind you to pay your bill. You can more about it in my original report.




"There are more than 525,000 merchants already on Tez, using it to take payments, pay their suppliers or transfer money to employees".

Two-wheeler mode or "Motorcycle Mode" in Google Maps has has been incorporated to help bikers in the country find the route most suitable route that use "shortcuts" not accessible to cars and trucks.

Tech giant Google today unveiled a slew of new solutions, such as Android Oreo Go edition for low-priced smartphones and a bike mode for Maps, aimed at driving Internet adoption across markets, including India.

India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world.

Google Maps now shows directions for two-wheelers in India. The two-wheeler mode will arrive in more countries later.

Jio Phone is getting a special version of Google Assistant, marking the first time the Internet giant's AI-based virtual assistant will come to a feature phone.

Now Google is bringing a customized version of Assistant (with Hindi voice support) to the device, that is adapted to the JioPhone's 2.4-inch QVGA color screen.