The Android Oreo (Go Edition) operating system is designed to work on devices with 512MB or 1GB of RAM by optimizing the operating system along with the pre-installed apps, so that they occupy less space and can run faster on budget-friendly devices.
HMD Global has released a number of new handsets this year, and if the latest rumor is to be believed, the firm is expected to launch the entry-level Nokia 1 handset in March as a part of the Android Go program. The device is expected to launch in Russia as well as other emerging markets for around €80 ($95).
The handset is expected to ship with the lightweight Android Oreo (Go Edition) operating system along with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 720p display, as per the Russian journalist Eldar Murtazin.
The Nokia 1 won't be the only Android Go device to launch next year, as per Murtazin, Huawei is also working on an Android Go device which will launch next year carrying a similar price tag as the alleged Nokia 1. That said, this is the first time that the existence of this device has been alleged, and as such, it is advisable to take this report with a grain of salt.