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Samsung’s First Android Go Phone

Samsung’s First Android Go PhoneSamsung’s First Android Go Phone

Android Go is the closest you can get to the stock version of Google’s operating system on a non-Google phone—it is Google’s blitzkrieg against the irritating mass of third-party software that ships on many Android phones. It also includes tools to help manage data consumption for areas where your signal is not always great or data is too expensive, CNet reported. Google created it for regions with a high cost of living relative to income, which tends to go hand in hand with poor signal coverage. Into that market Samsung is launching its first Android Go phone, the entry-level Galaxy J2 Core. Though only available in Malaysia and India at launch, Samsung does say it will expand to other markets in the future. Samsung did not provide a price, but the higher-end J2 launched in April starts at 8,190 rupees, which is about $120. The J2 Core will likely cost less.


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