Android Go is here to fix super cheap phones

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When a new version of Android comes out, it’s usually a big deal. There are new features, a bunch of design changes, and sometimes new phones to go along with it. But when a new version of Android launched on six new phones this week, it didn’t seem like a big deal at all, and it was quickly overshadowed by announcements like the Galaxy S9.

That’s because those six phones are largely under $100, and it’s because that version of Android isn’t designed for the kind of flashy new phones that grab headlines.

Android Go — which Google would like us to refer to as “Android Oreo (Go Edition),” which is not going to happen — is a stripped-down version of Android meant to run on inexpensive, low-end devices: devices without much processing power,…

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