Apart from its Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform announcement, Qualcomm also announced its plans on implementing support for Google’s Android Oreo (Go edition).
Android Go coming to Snapdragon-based devices
Based on a lightweight version of Android Oreo, Google launched Android Go in May. The company touts the Go edition to run without a hitch on entry-level mobile devices with 1 Gb or (512 Mb) less memory. It also comes equipped with Google apps optimized for less memory, storage space, and mobile data use. This includes apps like YouTube Go, Chrome, and Gboard.
Through working with Google, Qualcomm pushes through its goal to make more accessible smartphones without compromising speed and reliability. In addition, the companny plans on releasing mid and low-tier Snapdragon mobile platforms for device manufacturers shortly after Google releases Android 8.1 Oreo to the Android Open Source Project.
Google expects to release the Android Oreo (Go edition) on Snapdragon mobile platform-based devices in early 2018.