back to article Bring me your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to see behavioural advertising

Just because you earn a dollar a day shouldn’t mean you're lost to the behavioural advertising industry. Not to be confused with Android One, Google has introduced a featurephone-sized package of Android, called Android Go Oreo Edition, aimed at phone makers targeting emerging economies. And like Nokia’s short-lived Android …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The spy in your pocket

    just got a lot more veracious.

    Sorry, people but moves like this make me want to avoid anything to do with google even more.

    Google gets more evile by the day IMHO.

    1. Yavoy

      Re: The spy in your pocket

      For creating a version of android that works on low quality hardware?

      Criticism of Google is often fair. But it does have to be fair.

      1. John Savard Silver badge

        Re: The spy in your pocket

        It's true that while the headline made me think this was about something ad-supported, reading the article just showed that this was a light version of Android designed to work on more affordable smartphones. Yes, that's not particularly nefarious.

  2. John Robson Silver badge

    So can we install the 'go' version

    on 'full fat' hardware?

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  3. jms222 Bronze badge

    "Go" version on full fat hardware

    You've hit the nail on the head there John. Sign me up for that.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "Go" version on full fat hardware

      Exactly. Surely if they can make a version of Android half the size with lower requirements that still does 90% of what people want....that should just be the standard version?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    When's it being released for the the original version Nexus 7?

    Or do they just want us all to buy the next generation?

  5. Ilsa Loving

    Facebook has a "striped down" app?

    What, it's only 1/2 a gigabyte instead of 3/4?

    1. 080

      Re: Facebook has a "striped down" app?

      Just vertical stripes?

  6. DougS Silver badge

    Have to redesign apps?

    That's going to limit its uptake, surely. Basically they are making a sorta-fork of Android designed for markets where people have no money. So they won't pay for apps, and advertisers will pay very little to advertise on the apps. So where's the incentive to do this redesign?

    1. ThatOne Bronze badge

      Re: Have to redesign apps?

      > So where's the incentive to do this redesign?

      Market share! New/more clients are always good, nowadays it doesn't really matter if they spend anything or not. It's all about the triumphant "we have increased our market share by xx%" announcement in the next shareholder meeting, that's about all the stock market needs/wants to hear.

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