Google is preparing a new Android OS for button phones

Rumors that Google is working on an operating system for push-button phones have been around for a long time. In March of this

years in the Ghromium Gerrit repository, we found references to a special mode with “old-fashioned” controls, mechanical buttons, and now another confirmation has come.

New Chrome

As proof - a screenshot of the mainChrome browser pages, adapted to the features of push-button phones, that is, without touch navigation. The functions remained the same, but the interface and the layout of the icons had to be changed. As a result, more like Android Oreo.


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What for?

It looks like Google decided to release a competitor KaiOS- operating system, which is just used on button devices. And do not rush to shout that this is the last century: according to the latest data, KaiOS is used on more than 40 million devices. Quite good results were achieved in India, where the platform bypassed iOS popularity and ranks second after Android.