First Alcatel phone with Android Oreo Go edition launched.
TCL Communication has launched its first Alcatel smartphone powered by Android Oreo Go edition, targeting the value segment of the market.
The Alcatel 1X, part of the Alcatel 1 series, was launched
at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, together with the Alcatel 5 and 3.
With the Android Oreo Go edition, applications and features are
optimised to be smaller in size, meaning less storage requirements and offering
Alcatel 1X customers more storage space out of the box. Customers still have access
to the Google Play Store.
"We are honoured to offer our first
smartphone running Android Oreo (Go edition) to our customers throughout the
world, " said Christophe Corsi, regional
director, Alcatel Middle East. "Our
vision is for every smartphone user in the world to have access to an amazing
Android experience, and the introduction of our Alcatel 1X powered by Android
Oreo (Go edition) now gives them the opportunity to own one of the best value
Alcatel smartphones ever. "
The Alcatel 1X will feature a new suite of pre-installed
Google apps designed for less demand on storage, and efficient data use. This
includes the brand-new Google Go, Files Go, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go and
Gmail Go, as well as performance optimisations to Chrome, Google Play and
Gboard. It will also feature the Google Assistant for Android (Go edition),
enabling entry-level smartphone customers to experience the convenience of the
"Android 's mission has always been to bring
the power of computing to everyone, and part of that is ensuring a great
experience across the broadest range of devices, " said
Sagar Kamdar, director of Product, Android. "Android
Oreo (Go edition) is specifically optimised to bring the magic of Google and
Android to smartphones with limited memory and processing power. We 're excited to see TCL Communication
launch one of the first devices powered by Android Oreo (Go edition) in the
Alcatel 1X. "
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