September 21, 2020

Google launches Android 11 Go edition for entry-level devices

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Android 11 has just been released, and Android 11 (Go edition) is available. The Android Go version was originally launched in 2018 and aims to provide a smartphone experience for entry-level devices.

The biggest highlight of Android 11 (Go edition) is that it can run on devices with 2GB or less of RAM, while the Android 10 (Go version) released last year can only be used on devices with less than 1.5GB of RAM.

In July of this year, a leaked Google document showed that Google has increased the requirements for Android RAM, and it will force the use of Android Go if it is less than 2GB RAM. In this respect, this is also one of the main reasons why Android 11 (Go edition) has improved its running memory this time.

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In addition, it provides an additional 270MB RAM, which means that users can now run four applications simultaneously in the background. And 900MB of additional space to store more applications and media files. Google said that Android 11 (Go edition) increased the application launch speed by 20% compared to the previous version.

Like Android 11, the Go version also brings a new notification section and many new features in privacy, including one-time access permissions, resetting of program permissions that are not used for a long time, etc. This version also adds gesture navigation for entry-level devices, and users can switch between applications more freely.

The new secure folder function is a small highlight. Users can store personal files in 4-digit PIN encrypted folders to prevent others from opening or accessing personal files. But only available in Google Docs.

Starting next month, the Go version of Android 11 will be available on all devices with 2GB of RAM.