We’ve recently heard that Samsung had plans of jumping on the Android Go bandwagon. This is an interesting move for the Korean gadget giant, knowing full well that they did not join the Google’s Android One venture. We have an idea of the specs of said phone, and we know that it is highly probable that it will be running Android Go. Now, there are rumors that the said budget phone is now being tested in the Indian subcontinent.
What is Android Go? This is Google’s new thingamajig (among lots of other new thingamajigs) – a version of Android Oreo that is stripped down to the bare essentials and will be able to run on hardware with fewer resources. It even has “Go” versions of popular Google apps, like Gmail, Maps, and Google Assistant. This makes it perfect for entry level and budget smartphones.
Samsung’s first Android Go phone will reportedly be the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core, whose specs were leaked via Geekbench a few weeks back. The Galaxy J2 Core is now reportedly being tested in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. We can only wait if Samsung will release this new phone to a wider market apart from these four territories.
Samsung has been finding it difficult to go head-to-head with Xiaomi in the Indian subcontinent these days, so the Galaxy J2 Core might be a good and fresh approach for Samsung. We will know more about this new phone in the next few weeks.