The Android Go platform gets a new boost with Meizu, a Chinese smartphone brand, which establishes a partnership with Google. Ard Bouldeing, director of global marketing at Meizu, announced that the company will launch affordable Android Go devices under its brand.
Those of you who have been following me for a while know how passionate I feel about Android Go. I am proud to share that we are working together with Google to launch Meizu's first #AndroidGoEdition smartphone. pic.twitter.com/r9vaZQaaeHApril 24, 2018
This news comes after the release of Meizu 15, 15 Plus and 15 Lite in China. These three variants run on Meizu's Flyme OS 7 that comes with heavy customizations. Android Go, on the other hand, is a lightweight version of Android Stock for phones that do not necessarily have premium specifications.
Unfortunately, there are no other details about the phone at this time, such as its price or availability. It is not clear if the phone will reach India at the end of the day. But, since it is a phone with Android Go, it will probably run on 1GB of RAM and have a minimum of built-in storage.
Users eager to try the new Android Go platform can try it on Nokia 1 and Lava Z50 in India. The Nokia 1 costs Rs 5,499 is by far the cheapest smartphone in the brand portfolio.
The Lava Z50, on the other hand, is even more affordable at the price of Rs 4,400, which can be further reduced if it is purchased in conjunction with Airtel, where users can take advantage of a refund of Rs 2,000. It was also the first Android Go smartphone available in India.
Even Micromax will launch the Bharat Go, but it is not expected to happen until the end of this year, speculatively in June. Its price is expected somewhere between the Nokia and Lava deals at around 3,000 rupees.