Android 9 Pie (Go edition) will make Android Go better this fall

Photo by Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge

Android 9 Pie may have gotten the headlines, but Google has also announced that its latest pastry-named OS is coming to its Android Go line with Android 9 Pie (Go edition).

The biggest change in Android 9 Pie (Go edition) is increased storage. According to Google’s blog post, the operating system for Android 9 Pie (Go edition) takes up less space on a device, giving users up to 500MB of additional storage out of the box compared to previous versions of Android Go.

Additionally, Google is promising faster device boot times, better security features (including verified boot), and a new dashboard for tracking and monitoring data usage, similar to what’s already offered on the full version of Android.

The first phones with Pie (Go edition) should hit stores later this fall.


The number of times the phrase "Pie (Go edition)" is repeated with that exact, full phrasing is astonishingly surprising for a Verge article, where the writers usually shorten things wherever and whenever possible.

What phone is that in the header image?

It’s a Nokia 1.

Isn’t it a beauty?

It’s definitely intentional mockery of the name.

I care more on when mainstream smartphones can pick up Android Pie, let alone the Go edition.
We have talking about the version fragment for years since the Android 1.0 and we are still talking.

I know there are a number of projects in place like project treble. But….!!!

Will the previous Go edition phones, like the Nokia 1, be updated?

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