Android Go, or Android Oreo, released at Google I/O last year was Google's response to the emerging markets. It's essentially a light Android operating system with Google applications. It can run on smartphones with only 512MB of RAM, though the RAM of almost all cellphones on the market is currently above 1GB.

Baidu and Huawei announced strategic cooperation in artificial intelligence on December 21. Baidu voice, visual recognition and other artificial intelligence technologies will be used in Huawei phones. In addition, Baidu's content ecology will also conduct in-depth cooperation with Huawei mobile phones.