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Google: To Announce First Batch of Android Go Devices at MWC

It's been almost a year since Google announced Android Go. The software platform was announced at Google I/O 2017 as a way for low-end smartphones to function better. The modified Android version was intended for smartphones with around 512 MB of RAM in them.

During the time it was announced, Google did not reveal which smartphones would be shipped with Android Go. The company, however, said these phones will start shipping in 2018. Since then, a number of Go apps have been released on the Play Store despite the lack of Android Go-capable devices.

But it looks like Google is finally ready to unveil what its first batch of Android Go phones will be. The company earlier announced via its official blog that it will be unveiling these devices next week at the Mobile World Congress event, which will be held in Barcelona on February 26 until March 1. Google promised that after these devices will be announced, they will be available to purchase shortly.

As of this writing, Google has not revealed what these devices or manufacturers are. They have not also unveiled pricing and availability so we will have to keep an eye out for MWC 2018. All we know at this point is that Google has partnered with third-party manufacturers to come up with the devices, just as it did with Android One.

Source: Android Police

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  1. Very nice that Google is doing this, now wish they would work on getting speedier updates out to the phones already out there.

  2. They also optimized the performance and layout of Google Play, which is now faster and smoother than it was before.

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