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(Update: Maps Go Navigation too) Google Go and Maps Go reach 100 million Play Store installs, hinting at decent Android Go sales

We've only reported Google Go's 10 million download numbers last September, and today, the app has reached another milestone: it now boasts 100 million installs on the Play Store. Since it's pre-installed on all Android Go phones, this might indicate that Android Go is quite a successful endeavor for Google, as this would suggest that the amount of newly activated Go devices skyrocketed over the past half year.

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Android 10 Go edition promises fast encryption, faster multi-tasking

The tech sector loves to talk about how the next billion smartphone users will come online. Google has backed one option, the feature phone-based KaiOS, as well as putting work into a modified version of its platform, Android Go edition. The company has been able to claim success with Go as over 80% of entry-level Android phone purchases in the last 18 months. Now, Google has given Android 10 its own Go edition, hoping to capitalize on recent performance improvements, feature additions, and size savings to its apps.

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Google Go has the most adorable elephant Easter egg

Easter eggs used to be a lot more frequent back when Google let its fun side show, but now that the company is trying to project a more serious image, these little undiscovered gems are becoming rarer and rarer. Or maybe we're not playful enough to discover them. However, I'm ready to scratch all of what I said and do nothing for the next hour except trigger this elephant easter egg in Google Go. It's that adorable.

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[Update: Launched in India for $65] Xiaomi's first Android Go phone is the Redmi Go, will reportedly cost under $90

If you're not familiar with it, Android Go is a lightweight version of Android designed for phones with 1GB of RAM (or less). A few manufacturers have already made Go devices, including Alcatel and Asus, but now Xiaomi is entering the game with its 'Redmi Go.'

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Google Assistant actions coming to Android Go and KaiOS

Last year, Google invested $22 million in KaiOS Technologies Inc, a company best known for its KaiOS feature phone operating system. Google Assistant was already available for KaiOS, but now support for actions is on the way. Android Go, the lightweight version of Android that hasn't quite won our hearts, is also joining in on the fun.

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Samsung Galaxy J4 Core is the company's second Android Go phone

Samsung announced its first Android Go device, the Galaxy J2 Core, back in August, and it's already back with a sequel. The company has quietly released information about the new J4 Core, and it's about what you'd expect from a follow-up to the unexciting J2 Core.

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[Update: Maps Go too] Google Go hits 10 million installs on Play Store - an indicator of Android Go's success?

Statistics for Android Go-related sales haven't been revealed, so it's tough to say how many of the phones have been sold. That makes it hard to tell if things are generally going well for the Android Go effort or not. But, a related milestone was just reached that could shed a bit of light on the upper-bounds of the project's success. Yesterday Google Go, an app which ships on Android Go-powered phones, hit 10 million installs on the Play Store.

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Alcatel 1, the $80 Android Go phone, now available on Amazon

 

If you need a cheap phone, and we're talking really cheap, then I'm sure that you've probably heard about Android Go and the accompanying ultra-budget phones. The Alcatel 1 just went up for sale on Amazon for a measly $79.99, but that low, low price comes at a cost (heh).

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Samsung announces its first Android Go phone, the Galaxy J2 Core

We've been hearing about a rumored Android Go phone from Samsung for a while now, and alleged pictures even leaked last month. Samsung just officially announced the Galaxy J2 Core, the company's first phone running Android Go.

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Android Pie Go Edition is coming this fall

The first release of Android Go Edition, based on 8.1 Oreo, was... not great. On the plus side, that means there's lots of room for improvement. Google today announced the next major release, named "Android 9 Pie (Go edition)," with storage improvements as the highlight feature.

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