Gmail Go for low-end devices arrives on Google Play

Google keeps releasing versions of its apps taileored for smartphones with less than 1 GB of RAM. After YouTube, Gboard and Google Assistant, now Gmail also gets a Go version. The app is available on Google Play, but can be downloaded in a limited set of countries and only by devices running Android 8.1 Oreo. There is also an link shared by APKMirror if you want to try and side-load it. Gmail Go screenshots Gmail Go does almost everything the regular mail app can. It uses less RAM and loads images on demand. When combined with Gboard Go, for example, the data…

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Analyst predicts new Apple Pencil, ‘low-end’ $200 HomePod this fall

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Although early HomePod orders appear to be doing well, Apple could ship a "low-end" model this fall costing between $ 150 and $ 200 instead of the current model’s $ 349, an analyst said Friday in an investor memo seen by AppleInsider.
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Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) leaks in all its low-end glory

At the high-end, Samsung’s all about Infinity Displays and small bezels and the 18.5:9 aspect ratio, but the Korean company also churns out quite a few low-end offerings each year. And now we’re fast approaching the launch of just such a device: the Galaxy J2 (2018), previously thought to be Galaxy J2 Pro (2017). The handset has received the full leak treatment today, with specs accompanying the press renders you can see below. The Galaxy J2 (2018) will come with a 5″ 540×960 Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset,…

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Panasonic launches low-end Eluga I9 smartphone

Panasonic has launched a new budget Android smartphone, the Eluga I9. The phone is priced at INR 7,499 ($ 116) and will be available exclusively on Flipkart in India starting December 15. The Eluga I9 has a 5-inch 720p IPS display in a 7.8mm thickness unibody design. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 processor with 1.25GHz quad-core CPU, with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. On the back is a 13 megapixel camera and on the front a 5 megapixel camera, both with flash. The phone has a 2500mAh battery and comes with Android 7.0 Nougat. The Eluga I9 will be available in…

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Launch of Android Go brings Oreo optimizations and features to low-end phones for developing markets

Google has made public the first release of Android Go—the optimized version of Android for low-end phones targeted toward developing markets, which was announced in May at I/O 2017. Rather than let OEMs stick to outdated Android versions when shipping budget phones, Android Go brings a full, up-to-date experience for devices which ship with 512MB or 1GB RAM.

According to the release announcement, Android Go is centered around three pillars for improving usability for low-end devices.

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