Android Go phones will be unveiled at next week's MWC 2018

23 February, 2018, 10:10 | Author: Bertha Harmon
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Google has been releasing Go edition versions of the popular Android apps such as Maps, Chrome, Gmail, and Google Play Store itself. Today, Computerworld posted their latest "Android Upgrade Report Card" for Oreo updates in the U.S. and manufacturers outside of Google should be embarrassed by it. Companies like Samsung, LG, Motorola, and HTC are getting sh*ttier at updating their Android phones, just like the data we post monthly shows. However, there have been a few leaks, which have spilled some of the alleged details about the upcoming Nokia and Asus Android (Go edition) phones.

To be considered for the program, devices must meet a set of common requirements and best practices, which go hand-in-hand with a "rigorous testing process" from Google, according to the post. It will label phones it deems to be suitable for business customers as "Android Enterprise Recommended". We know that HDM Global owned Nokia is all set to launch the first Android Go smartphone called the Nokia 1.

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The Nokia 1 is expected to have similar specifications like the Nokia 2. We'll see what OEMs have joined the fun of using Android Go, the lighter version of Android, on their new smartphones. Nokia 1 is also expected to be another such handset. "A program aimed at providing people with three key things: faster access to the latest Android OS updates and Google innovations, regular security updates, and an easy-to-use software design that's intuitive and streamlined", Google said about Android One.

In announcing the program Google also released a list of devices that the company has already certified as being enterprise ready. In some cases, you can even get a smartphone under $50. It has just mentioned that these Android Go smartphones will be priced at less than $50.

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Whether the new Huawei Android Go phone will come under the Honor brand is also a mystery, but given the company's positioning of the brand as the more affordable option, it's likely that some Honor devices will also be unveiled with Android Go running the show.

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