A recent FCC filing by Motorola has hinted at an upcoming Moto C smartphone. The Moto C2 has been rumored for some time and like the original Moto C, will be a low-end device with branding from Lenovo’s subsidiary Motorola. However, it seems that the device will be powered by Google’s Android Go OS.
We’re still a ways away from any new flagship smartphones from Google. Many presume the search giant will announce at least two Pixel 3 smartphones later this year to showcase Android P and what it can do. However, according to a trusted source, Google is actively working on a mid-range Pixel phone that could release in emerging markets as early as mid-2018.
ZTE, a company we don’t talk about very often around these parts, announced a cool device this week at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Unlike most other phones announced at the trade show, ZTE’s Tempo Go phone is an Android Go phone, and we’ll get into what that means.
As we continue to see, Google is pushing “Go” or “Android Go” versions of select apps to Android 8.1 Oreo handsets with low memory. These apps have been streamlined to be lighter, faster versions made for lower end handsets including ones with less RAM.
Google previewed Android Go for the first time earlier this year at Google I/O 2017. Now, the search giant has launched Android Oreo ‘Go Edition,’ with Android 8.1 Oreo.
Rumors have said in weeks past that Google would bring its Android One program to the U.S. to compete with Samsung and its entry-level, budget-friendly Android handsets. Google has not yet done that, but the company has unveiled its strategy to tackle the budget-friendly market worldwide at Google I/O 2017. Its solution? Android Go with Android O.