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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RE[2]: landfill phones
by on Thu 1st Mar 2018 11:56 UTC in reply to "RE: landfill phones"
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in case of android it's mostly big apps that cause the bloat.

a lot of people say that you can still use android2 phone, but even the browser is barely usable.

maybe it works just for calling, or if you can find some legacy apk files for older (potentially insecure) software, but that's about it.

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RE[3]: landfill phones
by nicubunu on Thu 1st Mar 2018 12:26 in reply to "RE[2]: landfill phones"
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A few days ago I took from a drawer my old Nexus 7 2012 and installed on it a 7.1.1 ROM, it became significantly more usable compared with the old 5.0.
Since it will be used by my 5 years old daughter, I installed on it a couple of games and a couple of educational apps, which seems to work fine.
Sure, I would not put Facebook on it, since that app is a badly written beast, but probably a 3-rd partly replacement like FaceSlim (what I use on my own phone) would work fine. Good thing the girl does not need Facebook ;)

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RE[4]: landfill phones
by weckart on Sun 4th Mar 2018 23:42 in reply to "RE[3]: landfill phones"
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Interesting to read that. I wiped mine and restored 4.x after 5.0 and then 5.1 made it unusable.

Might give Nougat a whirl.

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