By 2 July 2018 | Categories: Hardware



In a fast-paced world, you need to stay on the go. Your smartphone is your ally as you try to make sense of a time where information overload reigns. This is why every Nokia smartphone is designed and crafted with passion and a dedication to simplify your experience.

Furthering its promise to a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience, HMD Global launched the Nokia 1 earlier this year, which runs the latest Android Oreo (Go edition). The Android Oreo (Go edition) is specifically designed for devices with 1GB RAM or less, and provides extraordinary value with an exceptional experience encompassing all the features you’d expect from a quality smartphone.

“Apart from the impeccable craftsmanship of our devices, HMD strives to create meaningful partnerships with other industry leaders to allow us to produce a user-friendly interface on all Nokia devices. One of these partnerships has heralded a new dawn in accessibility and simplicity. The Android Oreo (Go Edition) is the perfect companion for your Nokia device,” says Justin Maier, Vice President Sub Sahara Africa, HMD Global.

With smaller, pre-loaded apps, more storage space, and way more control over how content is stored, the Go edition helps customers save space. You can now get up to 2x more available storage out of the box with fewer pre-installed and re-imagined Google apps.

Android Oreo (Go edition) also features a Data saver, which helps to conserve data by managing when apps can use background data. You can now pick which apps can or cannot use background data when Data saver is on. Data saver can be turned on and off easily from the Settings menu.


A new range of Google apps have been designed for lighter updates and downloads, create more space, and significantly improve performance. While the Go edition features many highlights, the two features you will love the most is YouTube Go and Google Go.

YouTube Go is a newly redesigned lighter version of YouTube for users who need an everyday video companion, even when they have limited data or a slow connection. It also lets users choose the amount of data they use when they watch a video.

This new version is made to work with less storage and slower connections, you can now completely control how much data is being used and check how much storage is left before you download and instantly share videos without using data!

Google Go is a brand new app that makes it easy to find popular queries, top websites and apps, trending images and gifs at blazing speed with minimal typing. It helps to cut down on typing and makes discovering popular content faster, even with unstable network connections.

You can save up to 40% data when searching and it is now easier than ever to find all your favourite apps and websites just a tap away!

“Optimising smartphone experience is at the heart of everything we do at HMD. Android Oreo (Go Edition) helps us create an a simple and efficient interface for all users. It’s a lighter, faster way to search, easy-to-use and works fast even on low-RAM devices and unstable network connections,” concludes Maier.

The Nokia 1 is available in Warm Red and Ink Blue and retails from R 999.00 through Cell C, MTN, Vodacom and leading retail stores.



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