The first Android Go phone in the US is now available for $80

ZTE is the first company to bring a smartphone running
Android Go
to the US.
As spotted by Android Police
, ZTE’s Tempo Go is
now available to buy
for $79.99.

The phone is not much to look at. It has a 5-inch screen with a
low, 480 x 854 resolution, big bezels, only 1GB of RAM, and a
tiny 8GB of storage. But that’s all to be expected: Android Go
is designed for phones with this kind of limited hardware. It
takes up less space, and it runs better than normal Android
would on phones with small amounts of RAM. That doesn’t
necessarily mean it’ll run great, but it should
improve the experience you’d get from buying such an
inexpensive phone.

ZTE was one of the first six companies to announce phones
running Android Go last month. While most of them aren’t
destined for the US and are headed to India and parts of
Africa, where the average selling price of smartphones is much
lower, some companies are still testing the waters in the US,
too. ZTE may be first, but
Alcatel also announced plans
to launch its first Android Go
phone, the Alcatel 1X, for under $100 sometime soon.

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