Android Go

Android Pie (Go edition) frees up even more storage for your entry-level smartphone

If you own an entry-level device on Android Go, you will definitely be hyped about Google’s latest update to its “light” version of its mobile OS, dubbed Android Pie (Go Edition).

Key improvements in this the latest version of Android Go includes giving you more storage out of the box, faster boot times, security features like verified boot and a data usage tracker dashboard. These upgrades should allow entry-level smartphones to operate with even better performance.

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Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone is said to be tested in Malaysia

Most Android smartphone makers would usually ship their devices with their very own custom skin. Xiaomi has MIUI, Huawei uses EMUI while Samsung preloads their smartphones with Samsung Experience (previously TouchWiz). Lately, there are a couple of brands that have experimented with stock Android under the Android One program.

While Samsung is persistent in having its own unique Samsung Experience, it appears that the South Korean smartphone brand will be releasing its first stock Android device for the emerging markets.

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Android Go will make ultra budget phones more pleasant to use

Google has been talking about connecting the next billion. These are basically users in the emerging markets that would access the internet for the first time on a smartphone. Previously, Google had initiated Android One with an aim to make smartphones more affordable. This was achieved by giving vendors a reference device template to follow while running on stock Android software.

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