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Android Go: A Promising Start

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Android Go made a big splash at MWC 2018, so let's talk a little about what Android Go is. We're also going to take a quick look at some of the devices that were announced here at the show. Best of MWC 2018: http://andauth.co/vMylYA Download the Android Authority App: https://andauth.co/aa-app Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://andauth.co/subscribe ---------------------------------------------------- Stay connected to Android Authority: - http://www.androidauthority.com - http://facebook.com/androidauthority/ - http://twitter.com/androidauth/ - http://instagram.com/androidauthority/ - https://snapchat.com/add/androidauth - http://google.com/+androidauthority Follow the Team: Josh Vergara: https://twitter.com/jvtechtea Joe Hindy: https://twitter.com/ThatJoeHindy Lanh Nguyen: https://twitter.com/LanhNguyenFilms Jayce Broda: https://twitter.com/jaycebroda Gary Sims: https://twitter.com/garysims Kris Carlon: https://twitter.com/kriscarlon Nirave Gondhia: https://twitter.com/nirave David Imel: https://twitter.com/durvidimel Bailey Stein: https://twitter.com/baileystein1
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I'd like to see android return to it linux roots with OS files being updated individually allowing Google to push updates say 3 days in a row to fix 0day patches.
Matricious 1 (2 months ago)
Hope it doesn't turn into a PSP GO....
_k_raine _ (2 months ago)
If it comes out, I want to upload it to two older devices that I currently have. I wanna see if it'll make me wanna stop using my Samsung j7 pro
SpeakerDude69 (2 months ago)
I will buy an Android go phone too cuz I like basic Android but prefer Samsung
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Dhanar Putra (3 months ago)
There you go, Android Go!
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A U R (3 months ago)
Youtube GO is good..
Ulu Gazi (3 months ago)
Android go must refresh hardware, minimum 1 gb ram 16 gb rom, 4.5'' 300nit panel, ,, 4 yersin ago first Motorola moto g gives you
Lucca Bimbati Borbi (3 months ago)
Galaxy J1(mini)w/android GO 👍👍
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παδιm (3 months ago)
0:22 India :(
Ljubica Pavlović (3 months ago)
Why doesn't anybody talks about Facebook and other messaging apps? Except Facebook, there is no other lite version of these app. Either one Will install (way) older versions in order to work properly or be stuck with lag and unresponsiveness.
nulpunenergie (3 months ago)
At the beginning al Androids were low specs. How comes that they have to develop a separate version of Android? This means that Android is unnecessary heavy
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Ya like jazz (3 months ago)
0:25 So much more bobs and vagene.
Shashank Singh (3 months ago)
Android go is really good Initiative for indian market
Jasper Greenhill (3 months ago)
so Bacially Google doing what custom rom developers have been doing for years and bringing stock android to older devices similar to Lineage Os pr Cyangenmod
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fightnight14 (3 months ago)
Can I have this on my old Galaxy Nexus?
Putu Windu Tenaya (3 months ago)
I hope android go will release on tablet too
ali99 _ (3 months ago)
leslie George (3 months ago)
How dare you call India poor !
Danny R (3 months ago)
Android Go phone would feel like we're in 2012 again that isn't an improvement at all.. Rather a older hardware with new software will make a better deal snapdragon 801 or 808 on a sub 100$ or 150 $ would be better experience overall than a snapdragon 200 or 400 series running a lean version of Android But android was never lean anyway.. Android Snail phone..Go!!
wRoNG! (3 months ago)
Do you know that there are countries that prefer $100 phones? When you think about technology at least think about other people.
Muzzamil Ahmad (3 months ago)
India .....😂😂😂😂
Muhtasim Munir (3 months ago)
This is a promising approach. Considering they are targeting people aiming to get their first entry level smartphone, now low income groups can afford an android phone instead of a regular feature phone. Even if you aren't a part of that market, this seems like a great option if you're looking to buy a phone for say, your kid or an elder. In that case, I'd definitely be interested to buy a new android go phone over a feature phone or an old used one.
The divine truth (3 months ago)
that gold one you was holding looks just like. a 30£ android phone off ebay was a big scam it came and had none of the specs described
real4everh (3 months ago)
i think they should support 2gb devices with Android go
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Zephyr * (3 months ago)
General Mobile is so bad in quality. Do not buy it
Danilo Correa (3 months ago)
Great initiative from Google, this is awesome. :)
Willy Yappy (3 months ago)
at the very least show some pictures of go applications being used please...
soham roy (3 months ago)
Ok so I am from India, Kolkata, I read in a college and I predict android go would go extinct in 1 year tops. Reason? $100 smartphone was Indian style in 2012 - 2013, now fast forward to 2018 Indian economy had grown exponentially by at least 35% in the past 4 years, so an average customer in India had moved on from $100 phone to a $200 phone in these 5 years. Example, I bought a $100 Micromax Unite 2 in 2012, Which ran Android 4.4 KitKat ok, with a limited 1 Gb Ram, and Android go would have made a lot of sense in that phone, fast forward to 2018 I bought the recently launched Lenovo K8 Note, which has a 4gb of ram and a 64gb inbuilt storage, and runs Android 7.1 Incredibly well, and I wouldn't downgrade my OS to a stripped down version of Android. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE IN INDIA WHO WOULD BUY A $100 PHONE ANYMORE, AS THE INDIAN ECONOMY HAD GROWN EXPONENTIALLY FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. By the way, I don't know a single person in India who uses or prefers the Go version of the Google apps. That Android Go os is dead on arrival. The Indian customer wants bang for his buck, and I don't think anyone in India would consider a stripped down version of Android a bang for his buck. BUT I WOULD LOVE TO BE PROVED WRONG. ANDROID GO: A PROMISING START? ITS MORE LIKE A PROMISING DEATH.
Anh Linh Kieu (3 months ago)
you probably belong to the wealthier bit of the idian society
creative planet (3 months ago)
nai chal ne wala bhai Android Go xD
The Men (3 months ago)
Less then 50$ is better
Mike (3 months ago)
Nokia 1 looks cute
Gabriel Leung (3 months ago)
I think Google should make the experience of Android more streamlined on all it's devices, minus a couple of bugs and make these changes quickly so Android can grow.
Abhilash Nair (3 months ago)
What a shitty device!!
AlltoThis (3 months ago)
I really don't know what affordable even mean. In India 77$ phon from xiaomi runs even MIUI smoothly. They have 2GB of Ram SD425 processor and enough internal storage with support for external SdCards. Market below this is already caputered by phones with KaiOs smart-feature phones supporting LTE and cost 24$. I doubt google go will ever take of similar to Andriod one.
Yaswanth Vyda (3 months ago)
India ?? WTF are u thinking dude ??
Sommie! (3 months ago)
Even budget phones are coming up with 4gigs of ram nowadays.
Masood Ahmed (3 months ago)
We just like flagship budget phones of Mi not Google.😂😂😜
A W (3 months ago)
Yaswanth Vyda Indians are poor .
Mashood Mast (3 months ago)
I wonder will Xiaomi launch Android go...
SvK SH (3 months ago)
Countries like India....like there's no crap phone in other countries.....
Saud Qureshi (2 months ago)
SvK SH there are.. But the truth is India is an emerging market for Google and the fact that most of the Indians still use low end smartphones.. This initiative by Google would be very useful.. And if you listen carefully he said "emergening markets like India" not "only India".. You don't need get offended by that brother I am an Indian too.. I admit what we are and I support the idea of development for my country.
thegreatcalvinio (3 months ago)
Can’t wait to play Pokémon Go Go...
Liam Ashton (3 months ago)
Rockmandash12 (3 months ago)
That was a pretty bad roundup
demalih (3 months ago)
Moms and Dads who are going to be Grandmoms and Granddads could use Android Go, they don't need the complexities of full Android
Vsyakaya huinya (3 months ago)
I think, it's better to buy Xiaomi Redmi 4X or 5A, than Nokia 1
Matt Wright (3 months ago)
When a sub $100 phone gets updates faster than my $800 phone...
Kali Takumi (3 months ago)
I'll definitely have an Android Go phone as a backup phone that's for sure
Morzy (3 months ago)
I'll probably try one of these phones.
Barrenger (3 months ago)
Crappy hardware with a cutdown OS. Not necessarily the best way to endear people to your product.
free mov (3 months ago)
I don't interested on" GO" But..Very much interested ON "PROJECT TREBLE"
CRAKIZGOOD (3 months ago)
Tbh that Nokia is Abit too expensive for the specs
Athaeus (3 months ago)
It's $85. Tell me about another phone you can get for $85 that's going to stay updated for years.
Asif Miles (3 months ago)
That's something Google started with Android one. So basically it's the same thing with a different name? One & Go ? Although it's a good deal if it's less than $100 , you'll get a good secondary phone with promised Android updates. Hoping those updated won't make the device laggy
Marlon Jones (3 months ago)
Asif Miles Actually, there is a slight difference. Go is more focused on APK size, OS size, and speed. Android One on the otherhand was a partnership to basically make good, cheap phones with stock Android. One never had software enhancements and stuff. Go does. One was more like a cheap Nexus program really.
Piyush Kakkar (3 months ago)
Android GO to the rescue! For the next billion smartphone users in INDIA 🇮🇳
White Fox (3 months ago)
I wonder if the Go apps make any significant difference in battery duration.
Anonymous (3 months ago)
it does, try it out, but the experience isnt the same, it offer way less feature
see at least you dont have to pay 700 for a shitty restricted ishit
themrjones (3 months ago)
They finally found something to do with all those unused comments from HTC, Motorola, and Sony.
UNBOXINg dude (3 months ago)
ohhh nice one
SaChIn RaJpUt (3 months ago)
Micromax also launch it's android go phone And lava also Why don't you mentioned them
Androidone 1st gen in disguise
Rushabh Zaveri (3 months ago)
Indian is also the country with highest selling iPhone
tummer009ss (2 months ago)
*United States of America.
Sommie! (3 months ago)
creative planet (3 months ago)
Nope, it isn't !
Hrishikesh Pawar (3 months ago)
Rushabh Zaveri India*
Ahmed Agar Pro (3 months ago)
Rushabh Zaveri 😂
Ayumi (3 months ago)
Andriod go, where 2010 speeds reside :v
Oscar Santana (3 months ago)
The jury is still out on Android GO, but right now I'm not really feeling it. Just seems like something to temporarily stop the progression of decently specced phones to the lower end price range. Don't really see any reason for phones to still have 1GB of RAM if the price of RAM falls over time (which is why we see higher end phones with 6+GB of RAM and midrange phones with 3-4GB or RAM. Ditto for processors. All of these phones have terribly outdated hardware despite the fact that you can probably already find decently (relatively speaking) specs for close to, if not the same, prices as most of these phones. Lets look at the ZTE Tempo Go for example since it is coming to the US. It has a SD210 w/ 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage for $80. I recently bought an LG Dynasty Tribute through Boost to test out Sprint's network and while I don't plan on keeping it it has been surprisingly decent experience. At an MSRP of $99 you get an octacore Mediatek processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. So for $20 you get what will probably be a much smoother experience. And again its not like these types of phones don't already exist. There are plenty of similar phones made by Chinese and Indian manufacturers that have similar specs. I'm just not sure I really see where Android Go really fits in aside from *some* life to really old and outdated hardware.
The Tech Librarian (3 months ago)
Oscar Santana I take it a step above even look at something like the ZTE Max xl or blade z with 1080p screen
Ronin Cho (3 months ago)
Need phone in the states.....TIred of high prices ...just to need a new phone because the battery and no updates. Android GO can be go for anyone !
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XSportSeeker (3 months ago)
It's pretty awesome! As long as Android Go is really coming directly from Google, and it lasts at least as much as regular devices. Because price is one point of the equation, but so is durability in that category, much more than for mid to upper class who will be switching phones in at most a couple of years or so. I'll probably go more with the Android One devices (thanks Nokia), but I still see lots of people using some heavy skinned full of bloatware crappy devices that are 5 years old or more (they were already budget phones at the time of release) that do not receive updates because the brands stopped caring about them as soon as they were released.
Gurbir Batth (3 months ago)
wow 3 million soon
UNBOXINg dude (3 months ago)
oh my god
supr maro 46 (3 months ago)
I would love android go on a flagship, it would be so fast.
erriezzans Lounge (3 months ago)
No google wont allow
Flavio A (3 months ago)
All flagships are already fast.
BlackLion (3 months ago)
Oneplus is already blazing fast!
nvmbrmn17 (3 months ago)
Better u buy xiaomi redmi 5A!!!!
Bintang Pamungkas (3 months ago)
it was an Android one concept back then about 2 years ago. Android for everyone. Making same ideas with different names?
Jonathan Bauer (3 months ago)
Bintang Pamungkas they switched android one to more mid range, and wanted to start over on budget to make it work better. They went into this a few months back
hellmekun (3 months ago)
so basically android one 2.0?
Henry Austin (3 months ago)
I feel android should be refined more on all devices. Smooth,simple,powerful and reliable. No more junk ware, unnecessary lag,crap you never use. Just what it is. Sort of like, the smooth performance from IOS but the freedom of Android and less expensive. If you get my drift. If you need something, download a feature or app for free from google and there ya go.
Ryan Jack (3 months ago)
An os for cheapskates
ultoramanpootis (3 months ago)
Ryan Jack what's wrong with going cheap?
Benn (3 months ago)
Is this not what androidone was supposed to be? I'm having a hard time tracking the purpose of androidone. Is it supposed to be like the Google play editions?
Alovon (3 months ago)
Benn kinda, at least in the U.S, In emerging markets I think Android One phones are supposed to be those higher end ones ( example an Android One Moto x4 may be the targeted market's version of the Pixel 2) whereas the Android Go is for the people there who don't have money to spend for a 4-5 hundred dollar phone (converting to that market's currency)
Alexis Gamer-Ro (3 months ago)
Finally an explanation on android go from my favourite channel! Thank you for this video!
Vihari N (3 months ago)
We know where Google went with Android One. We can presume where Google would go with this project too. As soon as the top level executive who took this decision changes these phones will probably end up in dustbins.....
Egemen Bora Uysal (3 months ago)
What is the difference between go and one versions of android
Bailey Conneranweig (3 months ago)
Android one is a full version of Android made to run on any device. It's stock and promised timely updates. Android go on the other hand is made to exclusively run on phones with a gigabyte of RAM or less and comes with Android's "Go" versions of it's apps like YouTube which are made to be less intensive. Android Go phones are made mostly for customers in emerging markets.
Mantvydas Nenartavičius (3 months ago)
Android One is a line of smartphones that run the unmodified Android operating system. It is a hardware and software standard created by Google intended to provide a consistent user experience and improved security through frequent updates and Google Play Protect.
Olawz (3 months ago)
They should use go for classic devices like the nexus tablet from sprint
Brandon Nguyen (3 months ago)
so it's basically (kinda) like the chromebook versions of phones
Dephranque (3 months ago)
These Android go OS should be running on high end hardware phones.
Henry Austin (3 months ago)
Dephranque Yes. Less junk and lag. Thats why I like IOS and windows. Smooth. Windows lacked a lot,but it was smooth to use. IOS is overpriced but smooth and clean. Andriod go sounds like get all the apps,stay smooth and stable performance.
Saúl Costa (3 months ago)
you can run the go versions of apps in non-android go phones and vice-versa. the range of available go apps varies by phone and android version - google assistant go only works with oreo phones, whilst google maps go works even with kit kat (4.4.x) phones
Friedrich Miller (3 months ago)
When Big Brands can start pushing out Decent sub 50$ android GO phones then i am really looking forward to the Chinese Brands!
Lazy_Dog_84 マリオ (3 months ago)
The chinese brands are already there. and they have phones with better qulity hardwarewise than apple or samsung!
The Tech Librarian (3 months ago)
Friedrich Miller ZTE makes a very good $100.00 phone.
TheSizNation (3 months ago)
Pointless. There should be a program to install Andoid One or Android Go on any Android phone without rooting. That's much more valuable.
erriezzans Lounge (3 months ago)
Its just a google apps..and go is for lower end device..
Retrovibes (3 months ago)
That would mean even less sales every year. Even less incentive to buy new phones. The mess that is Android fragmentation is by design. Google has the resources to fix this, they just don't want to.
AlltoThis (3 months ago)
Treble is not exactly that, but a step in this direction.
Kartik Gada (3 months ago)
In short, just buy any Nokia phones. :P All come with Android One and the previous ones will also be updates to Android One. :D
Alex Charles (3 months ago)
TheSizNation that will cause even more fragmentation. Each OEM has specific coding to use specific features for their hardware. Samsung prime example while beastly hardware and top notch camera, the UI is laggy as all hell however the software and coding they use on the camera for example is top notch and always makes the most use of the hardware. Using what you say would work but then you will either get a downgraded experience (Snapchat is a prime example why not do make a one size fits all app) in the camera quality or you will have to have OEMs compile codes and frameworks for stock android to have access to the full potential of the hardware which from a business point of view is costly, leads other hardware to use and abuse the code and takes away resources away from providing updates towards their skinned version of Android.
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Why are you keep swiping? There's nothing in there !!
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sbn025 (3 months ago)
hahah its another guy but yeah! that fake typing...
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Andrew Perry lol check his review on g5s+ and look closely how he types in his laptop
Dylan murzello (3 months ago)
Andrew Perry lol
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Quinten Pool (3 months ago)
Wow, this video looks super rushed. No color correcting, no stabilisation and the screen brightness was just a mess.
Quinten Pool (3 months ago)
Frank Vincent Tolores Gesmundo I like both! 😅
Quinten Pool (3 months ago)
Jictapus ! Yeah, you are right. I'm too picky. But to mee it seems like 5 minutes of work to make it look 1000x better.
immortalHD 7 (3 months ago)
Jade Honey Lol what are you talking about? I’d rather have an Android go phone than a cheap Samsung phone. They’re so laggy and have low res screens.
Akash Gupta (3 months ago)
First lol this comment is awesome :)
not about the video...about the comment.
Shisha CEO (3 months ago)
Can't wait to buy Galaxy S9+ for all my family. Awesome device.
Rio Cahyadi (3 months ago)
Zenfone 5 are quite good too, despite its "very original" design but the value for your money are pretty good.
Athaeus (3 months ago)
Not much new in it. It's a very boring device, where the S8 does just as well. Nokia and Vivo captured this years MWC, and only Nokia has new phones for the mass market.
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David Wittenberg (3 months ago)
Anybody else thought it was mkbhd narrating at first?
PeaZzz (3 months ago)
Miguel Rosa (3 months ago)
Mind boggling that there was a time that those low end hardware were once considered top of the line flagship specs.
First (3 months ago)
The wonders of the free market
Shisha CEO (3 months ago)
Mike Rose In 5 years Snapdragon 845 will be considered garbage.
meister550 (3 months ago)
0:29 You probably meant ROM?
Flying Bunny (3 months ago)
8GB of ROM would be overkill too ... There is usually a few kB of ROM Read Only isn't that useful for day to day usage (super useful to store firmware though)
Asif Miles (3 months ago)
meister550 RAM 😕
BlueBarracuda (3 months ago)
Patrick s (3 months ago)
BlueBarracuda No shit Sherlock ;)
BlueBarracuda (3 months ago)
"RAM" Is actually an acronym for Random Access Memory and it is something all devices (phones, game consoles, computers, etc) need to run properly and in general. So he meant "RAM".
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