Android (Go Edition) was first introduced in 2018 and is designed for use on entry-level devices but offers a high quality smartphone experience. Now it has been updated to Android 11 and brings with it some new features.
Under Android 11 (Go Edition), apps start 20% faster than in the previous edition, which promises a faster app change without overloading the entry-level hardware on these devices.
Android 11 (Go Edition) also brings some of the new features available on Android 11, including a dedicated messaging section in the notification area. This helps those who use multiple messaging apps keep track of all of their messages.
Google also updated the privacy of Android 11 (Go Edition) to give users greater control over how and when data is shared on their device. One-time authorizations for sensors such as microphone, camera or location also apply to Android 11 (Go Edition). After a certain unused time, the permissions of an app are reset and the user is notified as such. The next time you use the app, you will have to give the permissions again.
Gesture-based navigation is also reaching Android 11 (Go Edition) so that users can better control devices with larger displays.
Google has also added a secure folder to its files via the Google app, which protects access to personal files from being accessed by other people by using a four-digit PIN-encrypted folder.
Android (Go Edition) has always been designed for devices with 1GB or less of RAM, but with devices that offer increasingly more features, including dual cameras and fingerprint scanners, Google has expanded them with Android 11 (Go Edition). For the next month, Android 11 (Go Edition) will support devices with up to 2 GB of RAM, so the app can launch 20% faster. This allows for an additional 270MB of free space, allowing three to four additional apps to run in the background.
The new update should be available on supported devices in the coming days, weeks, and months – just like the full version. This will help Android 11 (Go Edition) keep pace with the ever-growing specs of even entry-level devices.