Google announces Android Go for devices with 1GB of RAM or less

17 May 2017
You can call it Android One 2.0, perhaps, though it may be somewhat different.

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  • AnonD-562549

Mini For Ages, 18 May 2017I still use the galaxy mini gt-s5570 and it has 280MB RAM and 18... moregalaxy mini gt-s5570 has 384MB ram and 160MB storage

  • Anonymous

Thanks Google.. You are full of humanity.. Not all people rich and can buy iPhone.. Sometimes cheap phone is more useful than expensive one..you are understanding what people need..love Android :-)

  • AnonD-666047

Thumbs down to Android on this. Apple has consistent and uniform OS supported in all of its products whether high-end or not, new or old.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 May 2017Not everyone has $100 or $150 to spend on a phone. I myself just... moretrue true...

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 May 2017Where do you live, lol? There's still a lot of 1GB and 2GB ra... moreYou can get a redmi4a for like us$100 and even the budget samsungs come with 1.5gb already, I highly doubt 1gb phones will still be around next year.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 May 2017There are barely any phones launching with 2gb ram nowadays much... moreWhere do you live, lol?

There's still a lot of 1GB and 2GB ram phones outside your world. A world bigger than yours.

  • Anonymous

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  • Lagos

I disagree with this move. Instead of making a weaker version of Android that makes it complicating and limited, instead, they should've focused on streamlining android OS to work on all devices even those with low specs. Tv boxes run on low specs and have Android installed so..

To me this is the equivalent of Windows RT which failed badly

Also I personally would've been more interested to see them finally converging android & chrome OS into one powerful OS that can be used on all devices be it mobile or desktop (Remax OS anyone??)

  • Anonymous

insanejojo, 18 May 2017come on google, dont waste your time with this. with xiaomi in t... moreNot everyone has $100 or $150 to spend on a phone. I myself just bought a local $60 phone with a Hexa-core Mediatek processor. And it still flies....

  • Anonymous

ssbatman21, 18 May 20171 GB ram....???? Is that still a thing....????It *can* again become a thing, if this concept works. This may help manufacturers reducing the price of smartphones to under USD 50, so it is a good thing.

I still see so many people in my country with basic phones as they cannot afford a smartphone.

This is google we are talking about, which touches a whole lot of people on the planet in important ways, and intends to continue to do so.

Thats great for Android. I mean, it will be like rebooting the Android revolution after a decade with starting as low as with 512 MB RAM. It will be so good for the coming years reducing the hunger of power hungry phones. If we see, why do we need phones with 4 or 6 GB RAM when the operations we need, runs blazing fast. Its all just a developed pressure by OEMS to deliberately increase power when a normal mobile user does not need it.

  • insanejojo

come on google, dont waste your time with this. with xiaomi in the market no1 needs your android one/go program. how about working on something else.

1 GB ram....???? Is that still a thing....????

  • Anonymous

There are barely any phones launching with 2gb ram nowadays much less in 2018.

  • Ganesh

So this is for our poor india . I am hating this concept where no one says we are poor, but doing everything else to prove that we are.

  • Anony

Mini For Ages, 18 May 2017I still use the galaxy mini gt-s5570 and it has 280MB RAM and 18... moreIf you are getting S7 around the price of One plus 3T then I would recommend you to go for S7. But if you are getting 3T in much cheaper price then you should inverst your hard eraned money in 3T. As its best value for money smartphone and you would love it if you like rooting and flashing roms. You can easily use it for at least next 3 years.

  • AnonD-596148

My device has tiny 512 MB RAM..

System apps take 300+ MB RAM..

No Google play store ....

Google chrome required 100MB RAM ...

So Android useless in tiny RAM.

Anonymous, 17 May 2017Why would any company release a smartphone with 1GB of RAM or le... moreIt would matter if devices come with a very cheap price tag, don't you think?

Samsung galaxy s8 running this can finally beat iPhone IOS.

  • Anonymous

Android is fragmented enough already.