Android 11 Go is coming to low memory devices

Android 11 Go is coming to low memory devices

Google has announced that Android 11 Go is coming to devices with 2GB memory or lower. The reveal came one day after the Android 11 announcement.

Android 11 Go is part of the Go program which aims to bring regular updates to budget Android devices. Google claims that with Android Go, low memory devices will run apps 15% faster.

Previous Android Go versions run on devices with at 1.5GB of memory. But as 2GB RAM devices are all around the globe, Google decided to bump up the memory needed.

However, there is one problem. Existing devices with 2GB memory or lower may not be able to get Android 11.

Android 11 Go devices launch apps faster

No update for existing devices

According to Google, the latest software is not applicable to existing low memory devices. The upcoming Android Go version will ship out on future devices.

There is another catch as well. Google is not forcing manufacturers to install Go edition software on their upcoming phones. It is up to OEMs if they want to ship out with the said Android version.

Back in July, Google said that all manufacturers must ship out low memory devices with Android Go installed. This is to make sure that apps run smoother.

But Google has backtracked with their recent statement.

Nonetheless, existing users may still receive an update depending on the manufacturer. If that is the case, users may enjoy better security and apps permission.

The new version also introduced bubbles on any messaging app. It is similar to how Facebook Messenger bubbles work but are now system-wide.

Other features include gesture-based navigation, smoother animations, and better performance.

The Android 11 Go is Google’s way of providing a better user experience for budget-conscious users.

All images used courtesy of Android 11 Go

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