Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC Platforms are Supporting Android Go Now

Apr 25, 2018

Shanghai, China – Apr 19th, 2018 – As a core subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup, Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA – world’s leading fabless semiconductor company with advanced technology in mobile communications and IoT, officially announced today that its high-performance mobile chip platform Spreadtrum SC9850  and SC7731E fully support AndroidTM 8.1 (Go version). Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA's close collaboration with GoogleTM on Android Go will not only shorten the time to market for users of Android devices, but also provide these devices with robust security and a better performance experience.    

In February 2018, Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA announced that it had joined the GMS Express program. Just one month later, Spreadtrum SC9850 and SC7731E have supported Android 8.1 (Go version) as well as GMS Express for Go, and more SoC platforms are coming very soon. Smart devices based on Spreadtrum SC7731E Android 8.1 (Go version) boasts smooth performance and excellent user experience even with 512 MB of RAM.

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC platforms have already passed Android Go Certification - meaning that it can provide mobile device manufacturers with pre-tested, pre-certified and fully compatible Android software, which includes Google Mobile Service (GMS), Google Compatibility Test Suite (CTS), and monthly security updates. This not only significantly reduces the time required for compatibility verification with Google and gets products to market much more quickly, but also allows users to receive regular security updates and immediate technical support from Android, reducing the risk of device intrusion.   

“Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA has always been committed to providing customers with cost-effective, end-to-end solutions," said Mr. Adam Zeng, Global Executive Vice President of Unigroup and CEO of Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA. "By working with Google on Android Go version and GSM Express program, we can supply customers with high-performance chip platforms with competitive configurations whilst helping them achieve short time-to-market for their end products and improving their energy efficiency management, security, and user experience. In the future, Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA's full range of Spreadtrum products will fully support the Android Go edition and GMS Express program, and we will work with global customers to achieve rapid success in market competition. ”
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About Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA
As a core subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup, Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA is a leading fabless semiconductor company committed to the independent R&D of core chipsets in mobile communications and IoT. Its products cover mobile chipset platforms supporting 2G / 3G / 4G communication standards, RF chipsets, wireless connection chipsets, security chipsets, TV chipsets, and image sensor chipsets. With more than 4,500 staff, 16 R&D centers and 7 customer support centers around the world(as of Jan 2018), Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA has been the top 3 mobile baseband chipsets supplier in terms of global market share, and the largest pan-chip supplier in China with leading 5G technology. For more information, please visit

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