General News

Motorola FCC filing indicates Moto C2 smartphone with Android Go

June 20, 2018 Doug Demagistris

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.

Google News

Sources indicate the possibility of a mid-range Pixel phone for emerging markets

April 6, 2018 Doug Demagistris

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.

General News

ZTE announced the Tempo Go phone with Android Go at MWC 2018 in Barcelona

March 1, 2018 Droid Turf

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.

Apps & Games

Gboard Go starts rolling out to Android 8.1 handsets with low memory

January 23, 2018 Doug Demagistris

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 News
Google IO 2017

Google announces ‘Android Go’ for the next billion users

May 17, 2017 Droid Turf

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.