After releasing the stable Android 11 update a few days ago, Google has now announced Android 11 Go Edition for low RAM smartphones. Android 11 Go Edition will be available to devices running up to 2GB as part of Google’s new requirements, however, existing 2GB RAM devices already running the full version of Android 10 should not expect to see an upgrade to Android 11 Go Edition.
“As more of these memory-intensive features come to entry-level smartphones, our partners have asked us to improve performance on these devices, particularly around speed, storage, and memory. So, starting next month Android (Go edition) will be available on all new devices with up to 2GB of memory,” said Sagar Kamdar, VP of Product Management, Android, in the blog post.
According to Google, Android 11 Go Edition will only ship will new devices and will launch apps 20% faster than the Android 10 Go Edition. Android 11 (Go edition) has also added gesture-based navigation system which will allow users to swipe around the phone’s UI.
Android fans will enjoy almost the same Android 11 experience on the Go Edition, there is a dedicated space in the notification section for all messages that are called Conversations, and one-time permissions that lets you grant an app access to specific sensors such as your microphone, camera, or location.
Google has also introduced Safe folder feature in Files on Android 11 Go Edition, this feature allows users to set four-digit pin protection to keep personal files away from others reach. The Android 11 Go Edition will boost performance on budget phones while delivering a great Android experience generally.