In May of this year, Google announced Android Go, a light version of its operating system, which is capable of running with fewer resources. Thus, it is ideal for entry-level cell phones, those that have 512MB or 1GB of RAM. However, to date no phone that works with it has been launched.
According to reports recently published by Eldar Murtazin, a Russian journalist recognized for his successful leaks, the first company to venture to include this version of Android on a smartphone will be HMD Global, with Nokia 1, which is expected to be released next March.
The Nokia 1 would be a low-end phone, with an IPS screen with HD quality, although its size is unknown. Its features would include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a Qualcomm or MediaTek processor.
Also, it would be the cheapest smartphone in the catalog of HMD Global, since it is thought that its price would be between 70 and 80 dollars.
Google’s goal in creating Android Go is to offer a complete, albeit lightweight, system for cheaper cell phones, so that users in emerging markets can enjoy an Android experience similar to that offered by high-end models.
It is expected that next year, other manufacturers such as Intex, Lava or Micromax, the three from India, as well as Huawei, will join Nokia, presenting cheap phones and equipped with this operating system.