The fast-approaching Samsung Galaxy J2 Core seems set to run a rather bizarre mix of Android Go and the company's proprietary sofware.
Officially priced at $99.99, the entry-level Alcatel 1X combines Google's Android Oreo (Go edition) software optimizations with a trendy screen and generous 16GB internal storage.
Low-end devices can run contemporary software out the box, as proven by several recent Android Oreo (Go Edition) releases, including the all-new Huawei Y3 2018.
Samsung continues to expand the popular budget-friendly Galaxy J smartphone family, with the J2 2018 officially unveiled in India, and a J2 Core likely in the pipeline running Android Oreo (Go Edition) software.
Priced at a measly $79.99, the ZTE Tempo Go is the first Android Go smartphone powered by a Snapdragon processor, and also the first you can actually buy in the US starting today.
The 4.5-inch Nokia 1 runs Android Oreo (Go edition), rolling out in early April at an extremely low price. As for the "reloaded" and even cheaper Nokia 8110, it may not be as "dumb" as you think.
The ZTE Blade V9 is shiny, has a dual rear camera and thin screen bezels, while the Tempo Go is ultra-affordable and runs Android Oreo (Go edition).
The Alcatel 5, 3V, 3X, 3 and 1X are all extremely affordable for their very respectable specs and features, including 18:9 screens and facial recognition.
Google itself is probably not planning to unveil a lot of exciting stuff at MWC 2018, but multiple "partners" have Android One and Oreo (Go edition) phones in the pipeline.
How can you lighten up an email app? You send email, you receive email. That's pretty much it. Well, it's part of the Android Go suite of apps.
HMD Global is definitely gearing up to unveil a dual camera Nokia 7 Plus and ultra-low-cost Nokia 1 in collaboration with Google at MWC 2018.
Google has a bunch of lightweight new Android apps designed primarily for smartphone users in India. Also, a special JioPhone version of Google Assistant.
Technically out tomorrow as part of Android 8.1, Android Oreo (Go edition) or just Android Go still needs hardware manufacturers to get on board.