REVIEW: Alcatel Go Flip – KaiOS Flip Phone – Nope, Skip It


Review of the KaiOS-powered Alcatel Go Flip Prepaid Phone.
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The Alcatel GO FLIP™ is more than just a basic phone—it delivers the essential features to be productive in a durable compact flip phone design.

It also has a music player for your entertainment, and since it has a built in micro SD card slot, you can expand its memory. Other features include a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a colored outer display and a 3.5mm headset jack.

The GO FLIP includes a Quad-Core processor, perfect for seamlessly transitioning to and from multiple applications. Looking for a charger won’t be part of your daily worries thanks to the long-lasting battery.

KaiOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system that “merges the power of a smartphone with the affordability of a feature phone”. It is forked from B2G (Boot to Gecko), an open source community-driven successor of Firefox OS which was discontinued by Mozilla in 2016.

Primary features of KaiOS is to bring support of 4G LTE E, GPS and Wi-Fi with HTML5-based apps and longer battery life onto non-touch devices with optimized user interface, less memory and energy consumption. A dedicated app marketplace called KaiStore enables users to download application. Some services come preloaded as HTML5 applications, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. It is very light and is able to run on devices with just 256 MB of memory.

In June 2018, it was revealed that Google had invested US$22 million in the operating system