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Google has launched another (Go edition) version of Android for entry-level smartphones, built on top of Android 10. It's the second release of a (Go edition) build, and is "faster and more secure" than the previous release that was built on top of Android 9 Pie, Google claims. Part of that claim is tied to a new encryption scheme. Android (Go edition) is not an entirely separate OS—it's a platform designed for smartphones with 1.5GB of memory or less. It features optimizations tailored for lower end handsets to ensure a "high quality" experience without necessitating burlier (and more expensive) hardware. This is part of an broader effort to make lower cost handsets feasible. "In the last... Read more...
If you're looking for one of the cheapest smartphones you can purchase with no strings attached, ZTE just pulled the wraps off the first Android Go phone to launch in the United States: the Tempo Go. The headlining "feature" of the smartphone will no doubt be its $79.99 price tag, which should make it attractive to consumers on a strict budget. We should note that the low price of entry also means that you won't get a specs powerhouse by any means. In fact, the specs look like something that you would have seen on an entry-level Android smartphone from a few years ago. Power comes from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. There's just 8GB of internal storage available,... Read more...
Alcatel has a new Android Go device that is coming to the U.S. for people who don’t like to spend lots of cash on a smartphone. The big thing about the Alcatel 1X isn’t the performance or the specs, it's the bargain basement price tag. The 1X will sell for $100, making it perfect for those who are rough on phones and break them frequently, folks looking for a cheap device off contract, or parents looking for a first smartphone for kids. The Alcatel 1X packs a 5.3-inch screen with a meager 480 x 960 resolution and runs a MediaTek MT6739 chipset. That chipset has a quad-core CPU that runs at 1.3GHz and uses a PowerVR GE8100 GPU. It only has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, but... Read more...
Google last week released its first developer preview of Android O, the next-generation mobile operating system that will replace Android 7.0 Nougat as the latest and greatest in the Android camp. There has been plenty of buzz surrounding Android O, but Google also talked a little bit about Android Go at is Google I/O developers conference. There has been some confusion about Android Go, including what exactly it is and why you might care. Let's clear things up, shall we? First and foremost, Android Go is not a new operating system. Sameer Samat, VP of Product Management for Android and Google Play wanted to make that point crystal clear when fielding questions from Gadgets 360 about Android... Read more...