Vodacom launches Android Go smartphones

DURBAN - Vodacom has launched their first Android Go smartphones in South Africa in partnership with Google.

The Android 8.1 Go Edition which was launched at an event in Johannesburg is a streamlined version of the Android 8.1 operating system. The Go Edition keeps the interface and core features of Android 8.1 while offering a smaller install size and less performance upkeep.

This newer OS to offer people an experience that is very much like the full version of Android on devices without the sophisticated specifications.

Mahir Sahin, the Google Director of Android Platform Partnerships for Google in Africa said that Android devices have to work well at different prices. That is why the Android 8.1 Go was created.

Sahin added that they have made the OS as compact as possible and they have optimised the device's pre-installed app that come with it.

These are the smartphones that support Android 8,1 Go:

Huawei Y3 2018 (4G)
Display 5-inch
Front Camera
2MP
Rear Camera 8MP
Chipset MT6737M
RAM 1GB
Storage 8GB
Battery
2,200mAh
Price R999

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Vodacom Smart Kicka 4 (3G)
Display 4-inch
Front Camera
0.3MP
Rear Camera 2MP
Chipset MT6580M
RAM 512MB
Storage 4GB
Battery

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