Moto E6i is a budget Android Go phone with a Unisoc processor

Most recent Android smartphones ship with processors from Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, or Huawei. But over the past few years we’ve seen chips from a new player called Unisoc show up in a handful of smartphones from Hisense, HMD, and other companies. Now Motorola is launching a budget phone with a Unisoc Tiger SC9863A processor. The […]

Google Go app can read web pages aloud to you (Android Go Edition devices only)

As promised, Google has released an update to the Google app for Android Go Edition devices that can read web pages aloud, letting you listen to the web with your ears rather than reading with your eyes. The new Google Go app is available from the Play Store, and folks with Go Edition phones should […]

Samsung’s Galaxy J2 Core is a budget phone with Android Go Edition software

As expected, Samsung is launching its first smartphone with Android Go Edition software. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is pretty much the opposite of the recently released Galaxy Note 9. I mean, they’re both Android phones with touchscreen displays, but that’s about it. The Galaxy J1 Core has a small, low-resolution display, a low-end processor, very […]

Google unveils Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) with faster boot times and better security

Google’s Android Go Edition software is designed to run on entry-level smartphones, and since introducing Android 8 Oreo (Go Edition) last year, Google says device makers have shipped more than 200 different phones powered by the software, with some models selling for as little as $30. But while these phones can run Android Go Edition software, […]

Lilbits 319: Chrome gets more secure, uses more RAM

Google’s Chrome web browser has always been something of a memory hog, which is to be expected from an application that runs a new process for each browser tab. Now Google has introduced something called “site isolation,” which means that not only does each tab have its own process, but each process can also now […]

Asus launches Zenfone Live L1 with Android Go (for Indonesia)

In another sign that Asus isn’t as attached to its ZenUI software for smartphones as it used to be, the company has unveiled its first Android GO Edition smartphone. Hot on the heels of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 with stock Android software, Asus has introduced the Zenfone Live L1 with Android Go edition […]

Meizu’s first Android Go smartphone probably isn’t coming to the US

So there’s good new and bad news for folks that like the way Chinese phone maker Meizu designs its smartphones, but don’t like the Flyme OS user interface that the company slaps on top of Android. The good news is that Meizu plans to launch an Android Go edition smartphone, which means it’ll have entry-level […]