First Android Go smartphone will be launched at the MWC 2018


Google has finally made the decision to launch the first Android Go smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 this weekend.

Whispers of Android Oreo (Go edition) has been making the rounds for a while with the promise of an operating system designed specifically for budget phones that don’t come equipped with extensive RAM or processing power.

Google claims that the aim of Android Go is to make smartphones attainable in developing markets that have the largest populations of budget consumers.

It does this by stripping out all the bloated features of the traditional Android interface and focusing on the platform’s usability tailored to lower specification hardware.

How does Android Go work?

Android Go is meant for devices that operate on less than 1GB of RAM. This is in sharp contrast to the 4-6GB smartphone devices that are usually flagship models. Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s senior VP (Platforms and Ecosystems) claims that, “These devices need to be affordable, and the experience needs to be great.”

“We don’t just want to provide people with access – we also want to provide a useful, high-quality experience,” he added.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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