Android Go: What is it all About and It Runs On Which Phone


Android Go, Also called Android GO edition is a simple version of Android which was designed to run on entry-level smartphones and still give this smartphone the great and full experience of Android.

Its optimization or let say the focus point for this Operating System Version is based on the different categories – Storage – Performance – Data Saving – Security – Apps.

Google had really redefined this version of its popular Operating system to give a better experience on a smartphone with lesser hardware and also lesser storage.

All About Android Go

Android Go Operating system is always based on the regular Android Operating System but it is designed especially for a smartphone with less ram ranging from 512MB to 1GB. It can also run on smartphones with higher RAM more than 1GB but it is for the baby smartphones.

Like I said that the OS is based on the regular version of Android, Android Go or Android Go edition was first designed on Android 8.0 Oreo Released last Two years, Android Go started with Android Oreo.

There is Also Android Go based on Android 9.0 Pie and it is the latest release of this simple version released and definitely, we will get subsequent updates based on next releases of Pure Android.

Using Android Go takes less space than regular Android Operating System and gives more space to keep your files on your device because Android Go apps are well optimized and size are minimal right out of the box.

One noticeable thing about any smartphone running on this version is that most of these devices come with just 8 GB or 16 GB Internal Storage but you’d still get the best out of it.

More About The Operating System

Applications running on Android Go are more like LITE version of the main app and it is exclusive to Google Play store and the great thing about this apps is that despite the fact are not heavy apps You still won’t get less – You still get almost all of the full features.

When it comes to performance, it was said that it is even faster than the Regular operating system and app speed too is fast. You get a smooth experience with enhanced apps – you can email, get answers, find directions, and play games faster than ever.

It has an inbuilt Data-Saving manager feature which controls how the device saves data and you get to take full control over how your data is being used. What Google Said on the Official page.

Manage which apps get to use your data and when, it’s like having your own sidekick, but for data.

That’s funny actually but it is actually true…

When it comes to security, it is one most important thing anyone wouldn’t care less for, we all love to feel secure even with our devices and our data.

Android Go Play protect

You now have the same key security features as Android 9 on the Go edition. And every smartphone comes with Google Play Protect, built-in mobile security that keeps your apps and data safe, 24/7.

Applications For The Go

That Your smartphone is an entry-level device and it runs on the Go edition of Android doesn’t mean you can’t install the regular apps on your device, it is just that they will take lots of space out of your limited storage and RAM.

So, Google redefined things around the apps for Go Edition OS, to take less storage on your device, there are specially developed apps for this Operating System.

When you get a new entry-level smartphone it comes with some preinstalled apps made from Google (Google Apps) which includes

These are just the Preinstalled apps that comes with Android Go, There are more apps on the Google Play Store made for Go Edition Smartphones which some includes Facebook Lite, Messenger Lite, Twitter Lite, Amazon Go and more…

Smartphones Running This Operating System

Now it is time to round things up about this OS. But before we do that let talk about some apps running on this Redefined Operating system. There are different smartphones running this OS, this lists will consist few of them…

  • Infinix Hot 7

The Infinix Hot 7 on of the budget smartphone released from Infinix Mobile. It runs this operating system and it is a beautiful smartphone. It has 1 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage.

Talking about Processor, it has a MediaTek MT6580P Soc and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, It has a 6.2 inches IPS display and has a 4000mAh battery.


  • Tecno Spark 2

The next one on the list is the Tecno Spark 2 and this is from Tecno Mobile. Another entry-level smartphone which runs on Android 8.1 Go edition also it has a 6.0 inches IPS display.

It also has a MediaTek MT6580 processor coupled with 1 GB RAM and a 16 GB internal storage powered with 3500mAh battery capacity


  • Tecno Spark 3

Tecno Spark 3

This is the latest spark series released this year (2019), also from Tecno Mobile. It has a beautiful and elegant finished touched on the design aspect. Just like the top two, it has a 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage.

It runs on Android 9.0 Pie and has a MediaTek MT6580 processor and comes with dual camera powered with a 3500mAh battery capacity


  • itel P33 Plus

Itel P33 Plus Specification

The last device I will be adding to the list is itel P33 Plus, one of the smartphones released by itel mobile in 2019 and it has one of the best battery capacity, a 5000mAh battery that can last for more than 24Hours.

It has a dual-camera, fingerprint sensor, and also it has a 6.0 inches IPS display and if we go about the performance, we would see a MediaTek MT6580 Soc backed with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM and it supports Micro SD Card up to 128 GB

This list consists of a few out of many smartphones that run on this operating system, Google wants almost every to have the experience of Android and this is a great thing.

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