Google announced Android Go last year, an iteration of its mobile operating system that’s aimed at low-end devices. This particular iteration of Android is meant for cheap devices that aren’t that impressive in the specs department but the OS itself and the accompanying native apps are lightweight enough to deliver a much better user experience. ZTE today announced one of the first Android Go handsets for the U.S. market called ZTE Tempo Go.
The ZTE Tempo Go is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8909 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. The handset also features a 2,200mAh battery, a 2 megapixel front and 5 megapixel rear camera, and it’s powered by Android Go. The handset comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB port.
Android Go was created with a simple goal in mind, to provide budget Android users with a better OS experience. Google delivered the lightweight OS to developers and OEMs in December. Android Go devices come with optimized native apps, the “Go” versions of apps like Google Maps and YouTube are lightweight and optimized for use with devices that have entry-level specs.
ZTE is yet to confirm when it’s going to release the Tempo Go in the United States and how much it’s going to cost. It’s going to be one of many Android Go handsets that we see in the future as Google has committed to releasing an Android Go variant of all future major Android releases.