Android Go: explained

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Google has released a new version of Android customized for phones that cost under $100. It’s called Android Go — technically, “Android Oreo (Go Edition)” — and it’s launching on six phones. Here’s how Go works and what it’s like to use. Subscribe:

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39 thoughts on “Android Go: explained

  • March 17, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Lame that I have to pay money to download YouTube videos on the non-go edition.

  • March 18, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    If this thing fly on limited hardware, imagine how it would be on a flaship

  • March 19, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Blu makes some 100 dollar phones with full Android and it runs great.

  • March 20, 2018 at 1:01 am

    This is a nice program. If google starts making Nexus phones again at a nice price (100-300 US dollars) I think they would make a killing in poorer countries. Phones like the Nexus 5X are still beasts and they're 3 years old now. Keep the pixel line as the flagship phone and charge and arm and a leg for those bad boys if you want lol

  • March 21, 2018 at 9:58 am

    India has one of the cheapest mobile data plans in the world for example my data plan from jio is worth around $5.35 for 84 days 2 GB data per day unlimited calls after the 2 GB mark the speed is throttled to around 128 Kb per second 100 SMS per day so data is cheap in India also 4 $120 you will get a great phone from manufacturers such as Motorola or xiaomi 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM 16 or 32 GB of internal memory Snapdragon 400 series processor or MediaTek mt67 series so Oreo go is probably going to be in phones priced around 20 to $30

  • March 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Android go ports for old devices should be noice.

  • March 22, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    How did we go from Gingerbread to 4GB needed for Go? What a bloated mess

  • March 22, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I mean.. If they really stick to optimising the go edition, we may see some form of performance increase on Android altogether. I still think everything is a complete mess though.

  • March 23, 2018 at 2:58 am

    >1GB or less of RAM
    >Android go takes 4GB
    My current phone has full Android 5, 4GB internal storage and 1GB of RAM. And runs android 5 "decently".
    I don't see the point of forking android. Developers should stop bloating it and it's gonna be fine.

  • March 23, 2018 at 4:46 am

    Would be awesome if his version rolled out for old flagship phones, like the Galaxy S3/4 or old Motorolas

  • March 23, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    So you can download YouTube videos, something you can't do on a normal phone

  • March 23, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    So, why not optimize Android, full stop? Instead of the OS taking up 5 GB out of my 8 GB storage, I could benefit from more free storage. Plus, I don't even use many of the system functions.

  • March 24, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    So android go will give people YouTube red download option?

  • March 25, 2018 at 7:55 am

    100$ market in India, try ditching the 30$ market in Walmart because I have to use that because I'm a teen in the working class

  • March 25, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I live in FL and I think most 200 dollar phones are luxury phones the Alcatel Idol series is pretty good Huawei phones some ZTE are good

  • March 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Do u guys think poor people will ever be aware of google go

  • March 25, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Google Assistant GO doesn't run on my phone that actually has decent specs, this is pointless.

  • March 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    4GB of ram, 64 Gigs of storage, and $800, just get a phone with a Snapdragon 625 eg redmi 4

  • March 25, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Wait can I get YouTube go on a normal android? Cause that sounds genuinely useful

  • March 29, 2018 at 9:33 am

    People in China aren't buying the super cheap phones anymore. Vivo and its other sister companies are doing many ads and such for thier ~300 USD phones.

  • April 1, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I watched this video… And I still don't know what Android Go is. If it is a more optimized, lightweight version of Android… Why doesn't the Pixel 2 run it? Wouldn't Pixel owners want a faster OS? Since I am assuming it's not just a better version of Oreo… What is it actually doing differently?

  • April 4, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    this is gonna be huge! especially for custom room society! i mean i'd love me some lineage os based on the android go for my note 3 hlte! it would make it blazing fast and will probably improve the battery life to what it once was (changed the actual battery already, it's just a lot more to process compared to when it launched with android 4.4 on it)

  • April 14, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Just search up ….Xiaomi Redmi


  • April 14, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Pokemon Go Go replace models with sprites?????

  • April 16, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    You don't have to look to India for people that can only afford a $100 smartphone. Many people here in America can't afford to pay more than $100 and/or do want to finance a smartphone

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