Nokia 1 may be launched in March as part of the Android Go program

Unveiled back in May, Google's Android Go is meant for emerging markets where people barely afford a budget-friendly smartphone. Android Go is supposed to make wonders in places where network coverage is scarce and mobile data is expensive.

Many smartphone companies promised to support Google's initiative to launch a lightweight version of its Android operating system, including Finnish company HMD Global.

It appears that the next entry-level Nokia-branded smartphone to be launched by HMD Global, the Nokia 1 will be part of the Android Go program, which means it will be available in emerging markets first and foremost.

Running a light version of Android Oreo, Nokia 1 will pack 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage. The HD (720p) display is nothing to be ashamed of considering this is an entry-level smartphone.

Nokia 1 is expected to make its debut in various markets (including Russia) sometime in March for around €80. Nokia 1 won't be the only Android Go device to go official next year; Huawei is working on a similar cheap smartphone as well, but details are scarce at the moment.

source: Eldar Murtazin (Twitter) via (translated)

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1. ImperialDynamics

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

i think it would be a good smartphone for my father

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Android Go on SD845 please. LOL!

3. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

It will be so fast that it will literally slip from the mobile

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And it's still going to lag...

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It doesn't matter, because lag is also possible on every other Operating Systems.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

My previous post was meant to be sarcastic, mate!

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