Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphones also come with a version of the Google Play Store which will highlight low-resource oriented apps suited for the device.
Google's UPI app Tez will get the bill payment support in the coming weeks. After over six months of initially talking about the Android Go initiative at the I/O developer conference earlier this year, Google revealed that it is finally ready. These apps are Files Go, Google Go, Assistant Go, YouTube Go, and Maps Go.
"Google for India" is an annual event which is being held for the third consecutive year. Starting Tuesday, the app supports bill payments for Tata Power, Airtel, ACT, DishTV, DoCoMo, among other utility providers.
Google has said that Google Go is fast even on entry level devices and spotty connections, making discovering, sharing and finding content easier and more reliable. There are more than 525,000 merchants already on Tez.
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.
If you're on a bicycle or motorcycle, it's easier to maneuver through traffic than with a auto - and now, Google Maps has finally caught on to the idea. The first Jio-branded phone will come preloaded with apps such as JioCinema, JioMusic, JioTV, and JioXpressNews, along with popular instant messaging and social networking apps.
Google has rolled out a new "two-wheeler mode" in Maps, the company announced in its Google for India at New Delhi on December 5. "India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world, and the millions of motorcycle and scooter riders have different navigation needs than drivers of automobiles", said Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users Team at Google.