Android 10 (Go edition) coming to Nokia 1, Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 2.1, HMD confirms

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on Sep 27 2019
Android 10 (Go edition) coming to Nokia 1, Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 2.1, HMD confirms

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HMD Global has announced roll-out dates of Android 10 (Go edition) for its entry-level phones.

Nokia 1 Plus will get Android 10 (Go edition) in the 1st quarter of 2020.

Android 10 (Go edition) will roll out for Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 1 in the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Google introduced the Android Go program in 2018 with Google Oreo (Go edition). It is aimed at providing a faster, resource sparing operating system for less powerful smartphones. Further, the tech giant introduced Android 10 (Go edition) a couple of days ago. Now, HMD Global has announced the roll-out dates of Android 10 (Go edition) for its entry-level phones. 

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global took to Twitter to reveal the roadmap of Android 10 (Go edition) for entry-level Nokia smartphones based on Android Go.

Nokia 1 Plus, which was launched running Android Pie Go edition will be the first one to get updated to Android 10 (Go edition). It will receive the update in the first quarter of 2020. Next on the list is a device that was launched in August last year running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition), Nokia 2.1. The phone received its Pie update in February 2019, and Nokia is planning to roll out the  Android 10 (Go edition) update in Q2 of 2020. Nokia 1 will also be updated in the same quarter.

 Android 10 (Go edition) is for phones equipped with less than 1.5GB RAM. The new OS is focused on making the Android ecosystem faster and more secure for budget smartphones. It is said to enable faster app switching in a way that is more memory efficient. Google is using its new encryption method, Adiantum that works on less powerful devices without stressing the system. 

According to Google, Android 10 (Go edition) will let users switch between apps 10 percent faster, thanks to better memory-efficiency. Further, the company says, Android (Go edition) is present in over 180 countries as over 1600 Android (Go edition) smartphones have been sold by more than 500 manufacturers around the globe. You can read more about Android Go here.

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