Google has been experimenting with Android GO for a while, and it seems that they are ready to release it to the general public.
If you have never heard of Android GO, it is basically a striped-down, lightweight version of Android. In this case, a lightweight version of Android O, designed to run on low-end devices, like the new Alcatel 1X. And the new Alcatel 1X isn’t anything to get exited about, really.
It is a really, really low-end smartphone, for a really low price. It is rocking a quad-core Medatek CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a 5.3-inch screen with a resolution of 960 x 480. But the 18:9 aspect ration does give it a nice look. And the price really does suit it the phone – 1oo€ for the single-SIM and 110€ for the dual-SIM. You can get the phone this April.
When it comes to the usage, tho…well…there is much to be desired. One Alcatel 1X “almost felt broken”, while the other one felt sluggish, but it performed as it should – good enough. The difference in performance of two identical devices is most likely due to a different version of Android GO.
It is funny how this device would have been considered really high-end a few years ago, and today it is barely powerful enough to run a lightweight version of Android.
Source: The Verge