Meizu’s Android Go smartphone to launch later this year

We could soon see a Meizu smartphone running on stock Android OS.

  • Published: April 25, 2018 10:35 AM IST
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Meizu is said to be the latest smartphone maker to get onto Google’s Android Go bandwagon. With a launch, the Chinese company will join the likes of Alcatel, Nokia and ZTE, which are among the first to embrace Google’s initiative. Meizu’s Android Go plans were revealed in a tweet by the company’s head of marketing, Ard Boudeling.

Boudeling in his tweet wrote, “Those of you who’ve been following me for a while know how passionate I am about Android Go.” He added, “I’m proud to share we’re working together with Google to launch Meizu’s first #AndroidGoEdition smartphone!”

Meizu may not have much of a presence in the US, but the brand has been doing successful business in European and Asian markets. And from what the company told Android Headlines, there doesn’t seem to be any plans to enter US, because of the current administration. Recently, Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE have had a tough time operating in the country.

Besides the above tweet, there is no details available on Meizu’s exact plans for Android Go devices. The initiative was revealed during a Google for India event towards the end of last year. With Android Go, Google aims to connect the next billion users. Google’s Android Oreo (Go Edition) is optimized to work with smartphones featuring ultra low-level specifications. We can expect Meizu to stick to the same price and spec segment.

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Over the weekend, Meizu launched its latest range of smartphones in China, including the Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus, and the Meizu M15 Lite. Additionally, the company also took the wraps off the Meizu POP Wireless Earbuds, and Halo Laser Earphones which were launched as the competition for the Apple Airpods and Samsung Gear IconX.

  • Published Date: April 25, 2018 10:35 AM IST