According to a developer blog published
by Google, after raising the minimum memory requirements for Android in 2020, Android 13 is now released to raise the requirements again. The minimum memory requirement for Android 10 in 2019 is 512MB, and the minimum memory requirement for Android 11&12 in 2020 and 2021 is 1GB.
13 now has a minimum memory requirement of 2GB, and Google says that raising the minimum memory requirement will help optimize the experience for apps with shorter startup times. It’s worth noting that this is actually a requirement for the Android Go Special Edition, which is used by most cheap Android devices in the international market.
For the Android system, even if the memory is relatively small, it can be started and used normally, but if you want to provide the best user experience, you must increase the memory. This is actually a problem with the development of the industry because applications and games require more and more memory, and too little memory can seriously damage the experience.
Google has observed that many applications do not finish launching within the stipulated time, and new functions are required to take up more memory as the application continues to change. Statistics show that cheap Android Go edition devices currently account for 57% of total Android device shipments, so increasing hardware requirements is really important.
Increasing memory requirements can not only bring a better experience to users but also unlock more potential for applications and games to promote the development of the ecosystem.