Google Maps Go offers numerous same features as the version of Google Maps we're all familiar with, including location information, real time traffic updates and directions. Google's blog post has a lengthy list of rollout caveats, saying, "The Google Assistant on Android 5.0 Lollipop has started to roll out to users with the language set to English in the US, UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the US, Mexico and Spain". The Assistant would also be made available in Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and Brazil.
Google is rolling out its personal AI Google Assistant to users with phones running older versions of its Android OS, finally giving more people the voice-controlled smart features that are becoming a hallmark of the platform. Tablet owners will get in on the action if they're on 7.0 Nougat or 6.0 Marshmallow.
Google Maps Go is now available for download from the Play Store
Recently, Google has added over 50 new games, activities, and stories to the Google Assistant on the smartphones and its home page. Android Police reports the app essentially provides a shortcut of a progressive web app of Google Maps. At the time, the company stated that the newest version would be the best fit for the devices having RAM of 512MB or 1GB.
Earlier this month, Google launched Files Go and new file manager that helps users cut back on mobile data use and easily share files with their friends, amongst other things. Users can also search and find information about millions of places, such as phone numbers and addresses. Earlier this month, the search giant launched Android Oreo Go, an Android version tailored for the low-priced smartphones.
While Files Go was built for every single Android smartphone, the "Go" version of the Google Maps app, has been optimised to work on Android-powered smartphones with less RAM.