Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Mar 2018 01:03 UTC

Mobile World Congress is happening this week, and we're slowly getting a better picture of what Google's new "Android Go" initiative will look like. Android Go is a special configuration of Android 8.1 (with a selection of special "Go" apps) that targets low-end devices with 1GB of RAM or less.

MWC has seen a ton of manufacturers sign up for the program and announce phones shipping with the Go config, so it's time for a hardware roundup.

We often tend to get tunnel vision and focus on expensive flagships, so here's a roundup of upcoming 100 dollar Android Go phones. These are neat little phones for a decent price.

Permalink for comment 654226
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: landfill phones
by dylansmrjones on Thu 1st Mar 2018 10:44 UTC in reply to "landfill phones"
Member since:

Well, they may get one or two updates, but don't count on it. Devices like Sony Xperia E4 belong in this segment. And they rarely get updates. OTOH, they don't become useless per se, except for more demanding gaming. Most apps will run fine on even older smartphones, though performance may suffer badly.

That said, devices in this price range have a typical lifetime of no more than 2-3 years because camera will fail or screen will crack or built-in non-replaceable battery will fail. And they are too cheap to repair.

Reply Parent Score: 2