Google intends to bring its operating system to as many people as possible. Android Go is an example, a version designed to consume few resources in very modest smartphones and that is helping Android to reach users who, due to the circumstance, cannot access other options.
A few weeks ago we learned that the Mountain View company could be working on a version of Android that would come to feature phones , mobile phones without a touch screen, and today new tests seem to have confirmed it. Two screenshots show us a Google Chrome application designed for mobile phones with keys.
This would be the new Chrome in a feature phone
As pointed out from 9to5Google, these two captures correspond to a version of the popular browser that would be aimed at feature phones, so it would be adapted to use without a touch screen. Terminals such as the Nokia 3310 or the Nokia 8110, which also just received WhatsApp globally, would be some examples.
We have a redesigned interface, much more simplified, in which a carousel of icons that act as shortcuts is shown. We can also see that there is a news section, which would be grouped into cards.
Another important detail appears in the upper left corner of these two captures. In the notification bar, in addition to a settings icon, the Android Oreo logo appears, the eighth version of the Google operating system. Therefore, we would be talking about an application that would run on devices with Android 8.
The most important event of the year for the Android operating system, the Google I / O 2019, will be held next May 7, 8 and 9 in Mountain View, California. It is likely that it is the moment when we leave doubts, as everything points to that we will know this new edition of Android for mobile phones without a touch screen.