First cheap Android Oreo (Go edition) phones will be unveiled at MWC alongside more Android One handsets

February 23rd, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Google has revealed that the first smartphones running Android Oreo (Go edition) will become official at MWC next week. The company hasn’t named any of the upcoming products, but mentions that some of them will sell for less than $50, which is rather amazing if it pans out (and there are no caveats).

Android Oreo (Go edition) is the version of the OS that’s specially optimized for low-end hardware. It’s a streamlined iteration of Android, which ships with optimized default apps and an optimized variant of the Play Store that highlights lightweight apps. Google tells us to expect 15% faster…

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