A lightweight Android phone with “Android Go” OS will launch in the Philippines with Cherry Mobile soon, according to report.
Our friends from Unbox.ph reports that Cherry Mobile will “…Making Android Oreo (Go Edition) Phones”. Furthermore, according to report, Cherry Mobile “…[is] not scheduled to come out until Q2 of this year. “, means that we will wait a little bit until we see a live Android Go device here in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, in India, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) such as Lava, Karbonn and others are also teaming up with Google to release affordable Android Go device this year. But Micromax will likely to launch an Android Go device early in 2018.
Android Go Designed for Sub-P1,5k Phones
As a refresher, in 2017, Google announced the Android Go, a lightweight version of Android Operating System, designed for Android Phones with low specifications, even with 512MB to 1GB of RAM and 8GB of Storage. In addition, the OS will pack few essential and lightweight apps such as Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Gmail Go, Files Go and more of Google Services.
It is expected that the phone will later go up for sale this year for about $32 or estimated P1,500 price point. We are hoping and expecting to see more brands in the Philippines to have an Android Go device anytime soon.