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[3]: landfill phones
by nicubunu on Thu 1st Mar 2018 12:26 UTC 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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