android go

i am still confused as to what android go can do?
can you install apps like whatsapp  bbc sounds, audible etc?

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  • The_Unready
    The_Unready Posts: 595
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    edited 28 September 2023 at 12:29PM
    ....and, yes, you can install apps, though not all. I've installed BBC News and Sport and WhatsApp, for instance, but I can't install Garmin Connect.

    You'll have to check each app is compatible if they're important to you.
  • 400ixl
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    Best to avoid any phones running Android Go. It is designed for developing nations and it cannot support all applications (I believe it is still 32 bit, so no 64 bit only applications) and thardware ends to have poor versions support for future versions making it obsolete quite quickly.
  • PHK
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    edited 28 September 2023 at 1:08PM
    I made the mistake of buying a phone that has Android go (as a second phone). Nokia C² 2nd Edition. It's infuriatingly slow at basics like text messaging and answering calls. Even web browsing is frustrating. Strangely, simple games are okay.

    Basically, Android Go phones don't have enough memory and slower processors. Even for a phone to keeping the car it's almost unusable. 

    Edit: They also have restricted WiFi bands and those apps that do work are cut down.
  • phk have to agreey friend had the nokia c02 , so slow, poor screen, cheap build. 
    cant see anything worth buying under £100
  • PHK
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    tiger135 said:
    phk have to agreey friend had the nokia c02 , so slow, poor screen, cheap build. 
    cant see anything worth buying under £100
    Hidden away in the settings are options that show it’s a rebadged Welcome phone (cruddy Chinese make using out of date components and sold for £20) Nokia basically put their name on the case and trebled the price. 
  • thats disgusting! i think nokia should be avoided unless you just want a feature phone. in that case alcatel may even be the better choice  
  • PHK
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    tiger135 said:
    thats disgusting! i think nokia should be avoided unless you just want a feature phone. in that case alcatel may even be the better choice  
    HMD who currently "make" Nokia phones are to release phones under their own name as they no longer have the rights to use the Nokia name.
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