September 21, 2020

Android 11 Go requires the devices with 2GB of RAM or less

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The Android Go version is a version specially built by Google for low-end cheap devices. Google hopes to increase the coverage of Android devices in underdeveloped areas through this version.

In the upcoming Android 11 version, Google has also updated the technical specifications of the Go version, and the hardware configuration of cheap devices has changed under the new rules.

According to Google’s regulations, if the memory is 2GB of RAM or less in newly launched Android devices, the Android 11 version is not allowed to install.

Android GPU Inspector tool

Here are the new requirements

  • Beginning with Android 11, devices with 512MB RAM (including upgrades) are not qualified for preloading GMS.
  • All new PRODUCTS launching with Android 11, if they have 2GB RAM or less, MUST return true for ActivityManager.isLowRamDevice() API, and launch as an Android Go device.
  • Starting in Q4 2020, all new PRODUCTS launching with Android 10, if they have 2GB RAM or less, MUST return true for ActivityManager.isLowRamDevice() API, and launch as an Android Go device.
  • Previously launched 2GB RAM devices in standard GMS configuration SHOULD NOT convert to Android Go configuration via MRs or letter upgrades. They will remain standard Android

Via: xda-developers