Within a few days of Android Oreo (Go edition) launch for entry-level phones with 1GB or less RAM, Google is now on a streak of listing lightweight apps for the OS on the Play Store. These apps are known as “Go” apps which is suitable for low-end smartphones. Today, the new Google Maps Go app will be available exclusively for Android phones – running Android 4.1 or higher – with a RAM capacity of 1GB or lower.
Google Maps Go, the lighter version of the original Google Maps app. Designed to run smoothly on devices with limited memory and on unstable networks without compromising speed in providing your location, real-time traffic updates, directions and train, bus, and city public transport information. You can even search and find information about millions of places, such as phone numbers and addresses.
Although you’re likely to find that your device is not compatible with Maps Go, you can try using the app in form of a Progressive Web App (a web-based version through which users can try an app before installing it).
So to give it a try, all you have to copy this URL
and paste it into Google Chrome on your phone (beware, your phone may redirect it to open in your existing Maps app, so copy the address and paste it into a new Chrome). That will show you a map that would look exactly like Maps Go on Android Go. If you make a shortcut to that web page on your home screen, it would even use the Maps Go icon to give you a taste of Maps Go even when you might not need it.
You can try Google Maps Go from Play Store.
Source: Android Police