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.

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by JLF65 on Fri 2nd Mar 2018 15:45 UTC
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I recently upgraded from my old Kyocera phone. It was more than five years old and was never going to be updated from Android 4.0.4. So I went to my local Boost store to see what they had. One nice thing about Boost is after a certain amount of time, they make new-ish phones available to customers at a lower price to encourage upgrading to a better/more secure phone/os. I wound up getting the Galaxy J7 - that's the lower cost version of the S family. Only $150 brand new, and I just transferred the account and phone number over to it. Now I'm on Android 7.0.something, with 8.x promised as soon as the bugs get worked out.

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