Samsung Reportedly Testing its First Android Go Phone

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  • A new report claims Samsungis working on its first Android Go phone
  • The tests are done in many countries of Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
  • An official launch date has not been revealed.

A new SamMobile report claims that the company is testing different versions of a phone with the model number SM-J260 in multiple countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

In April, SamMobile stated that one of these different variants of the phone, M-J260G, showed up on the GeekBench benchmarking database. That site listed the phone’s motherboard as “7570universal_go.” The “go” mention could be a clue that this device is meant to run Google’s Android Go operating system.

Android Go is a simplified version of Android 8.0 Oreo that has been developed for low-end smartphones that have 1GB or less or RAM and can’t run heavy software. Apps that are designed to run on Android Go are also use less memory and storage space. Many manufacturers released Android Go phones like ZTE, Huawei, and Asus etc.

If Samsung is testing an Android Go device, it means the company is intended to release a phone with a stock Android Go OS, rather than one that’s running its own Samsung Experience software.

At this time we don’t have any information about the specifications and release date of the device.

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