• 19:07 Oct 18, 2018

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By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, New DelhiLast updated : February 14, 2018 4:52 pm

Is Asus working on Android Go smartphone?

Asus X00RD has 1GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 1.40 GHz quad-core processor.
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An unannounced Asus smartphone which goes by the model name 'ASUS X00RD' has been spotted on a GeekBench benchmarking website. The listing has spilt some beans on the expected specifications of the upcoming smartphone. From the specifications, the smartphone seems to be a part of recently-launched Android Oreo (Go Edition) programme.

In the GeekBench listing, first spotted by leakster Roland Quandt, the Asus X00RD got 640 points in single-core test and in multi-core test it received 1664 points. As per the listing on Geekbench, the Asus X00RD has 1GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 1.40 GHz quad-core processor. The handset is based on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. From the specs, we expect this Asus device might be an entry-level smartphone. Since the phone comes with entry-level specs like 1GB RAM, it is widely expected that the Asus X00RD will be an Android Go smartphone.

ASUS X00RD

There is no information about the pricing and availability of the device as yet, however, given the fact that it has been spotted GeekBench, it will not be much long before we see some new leaks revealing the pricing as well. So we request you to stay updated on our website for the same.

For the unintended, Google recently announced its ambitious Android Oreo Go edition. The Go edition was first announced at Google I/O 2017 and it meant for low-end devices that run with 512MB to 1GB of memory. The aim is to provide the latest Android updates to the masses and it will be available as a part of Android 8.1 release.

 

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The latest Android Oreo (Go edition) is specially optimized for the entry-level handsets and it includes better performance along with built-in data management features and security benefits. The brand has also designed a new set of Google apps including includes Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, and the new Files Go app, which are meant to be lighter and it will smoother on the entry-level devices. Further, Google has created a new section that recommends popular apps that are tuned to run well on entry-level smartphones. The company says that the phones running Android Oreo (Go edition) will hit the shelves in early 2018.

 

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Tags: Android Go programme Android Ore Go Edition Google Android Huawei Asus Asus Go Phone

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