Airtel teams up with Lava & Micromax to launch Android Go smartphones

Android toys are displayed at one of its booths at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain

Android toys are displayed at one of its booths at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain

As part of our ongoing #GTUMWC2018 coverage, we are striving hard to bring you the best MWC 2018 announcements as and when they happen.

In the framework of the exhibition MWC 2018, the company TCL has introduced six new smartphones under the brand Alcatel.

Nokia 6 (2018) is the third device from HMD Global with focus on Android One. Enter Alcatel's new batch of phones - the Alcatel 5 Series, Alcatel 3 Series and Alcatel 1 Series.

So just what will an Android Go smartphone cost you? Alongside its higher-end companions, the $85 Nokia 1 is an interesting device to say the least.

Huawei Y5 will be a low-end device, where it will have the configuration of the MediaTek MT6737m SoC which is also supporting Nokia 3 and All View Viper V3. The Nokia 1 has a smooth plastic shell and a pebble-like shape that fits nicely in the hand. The introductory version of Android Go is developed on Android 8.1 Oreo.

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Remember when everyone bought different covers for their phone, not protective cases? These also come with 18:9 displays, fingerprint sensors and Face Key. So expect the company to make an announcement very soon. Despite being lightweight, Android Oreo GO boasts a number of features including notification grouping, performance improvements and battery usage optimisation, picture-in-picture support for video, Bluetooth 5, support for auto-fillers, wide colour gamuts, Wi-Fi Aware, system-level integration with VoIP apps, among others. The phone has double internal storage compared to Lava Z50's 8GB.

The new operating system is exclusively focused on optimizing the performance power entry-level smartphones that are not packed with impressive hardware parts like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor. You'll see that numerous preloaded Google apps are "Lite" version, meaning they're optimized to be 15 percent faster at launch and generally run 15 percent better. Other carriers are like Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are also adopting similar strategies of partnering with handset players, industry insiders said, which should increase data consumption among consumers and therefore revenue for carriers. Here's what you need to know about all three. Android Go phones will also come with Google Play Protect, the advanced security suite which uses machine learning to find malicious apps on smartphone.

That's because the Alcatel 1X comes with Go editions of Googles core apps such as Maps, Assistant and YouTube. Lava hasn't announced the actual price of the phone but they have announced a cashback of RS 2000 With Airtel.

The Alcatel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch 18:9 display with HD+ resolution and a single-lens camera on the back. The reason why Nokia 1 matters to us is because it runs on Google's Android Oreo Go operating system. Well during our time it's been mostly ok but also there's been a bit of lag too.

It's scaled down to the extent that it'll work on phones with as little as 1GB of RAM and by "work", we mean it'll be good.

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