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Android 12 (Go Edition) Features, and Much More



A few months back Google announced their latest generation Android 12 with many new and exciting features. Android 12 has been a big improvement in terms of UI design and features from their previous generation Android 11. As Android 12 is rolling out to more devices, Google has announced their Android 12 Go Edition. If you are not aware of Android Go Edition, don’t worry we are also going to tell you about Android 12 Go Edition. In this article, we are going to tell you about the Android 12 Go Edition features. Android Go Edition is usually used in entry-level smartphones that have 2GB RAM or less. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new and improved features of the Android 12 Go Edition.

What is Android Go Edition?

In simple words, Android Go Edition is a stripped-down version of the Android Operating System. It was designed for low-end devices that have 2Gb RAM or less. Android Go Edition was firstly introduced for Android Oreo. The low-end devices that are running on Android Go Edition are 15% faster than before, as we remember before there were many issues faced by users. Google has also developed apps that use less data on Android Go Edition, all these apps come pre-installed on your smartphone. Here’s the list of apps developed by Google:

  • Google Go
  • Google Assistant Go
  • YouTube Go
  • Google Maps Go
  • Gmail Go
  • Gboard Go
  • Google PlayStore
  • Chrome
  • Files Go

You might be wondering what would be the minimum system requirements for any device to run Android Go Edition. Here are the minimum system requirements for Android Go Edition:

  • Display: 5.3-inch IPS LCD display with 960 x 480 resolution.
  • CPU: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739.
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8100 GPU.
  • RAM: 1 GB.
  • Storage: 16 GB built-in storage, expandable via microSD up to 32 GB.
  • Camera: 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera.
  • Battery: 2,460 mAh.

Android 12 Go Edition Features

Here are some of the features that we’ll see in the Android 12 Go Edition:

Faster App Launches

Apps on Android 12 Go Edition launch up to 30% faster and with smoother animation. So when you launch any app on your smartphone you won’t be stuck on a black screen. Android 12 Splash Screen API is also featured here, which gives developers the ability to show you something nice while the app is loading.

Longer Battery Life

It will automatically save battery life and storage by hibernating the apps that haven’t been used in a while. This feature will help the devices with limited storage to work properly. The updated Files Go will now allow you to restore files within 30 days, which gives you more time to get of stuff that is occupying more storage on your smartphone.

More Intelligent Features

New and more intelligent features are added to the Android 12 Go Edition, which gives you the option to listen and translate any content in your preferred language. This makes us wonder why isn’t this feature available in Android 12, as this feature would be useful for everyone. But we can assume that Google might soon start rolling out this feature for every device.

Easier App Sharing

Saving data becomes easier by sharing apps with each other using Nearby Share and Google Play. You can easily save data by sharing apps to nearby devices, as we know apps are a core part of smartphones.

Simpler Device Sharing

No need to worry about privacy anymore when giving your device to your friends or family. Android 12 Go Edition brings a feature that creates a guest profile and switches back to your usual profile after you are done.

More Privacy Control

Android 12 Go Edition gives you more transparency around apps that are accessing your data without your knowledge. Google has added a new Privacy dashboard which will show you a snapshot of apps that are accessing sensitive data like the microphone. You can easily revoke permission from the app if you find something unusual. The status bar indicator will tell you when an app is accessing your device camera or microphone.

Android 12 Go Edition Launch in India

There is no official news when Android 12 Go Edition will be available in India. But we can say that all the entry-level devices launched in 2022 will be coming with Android 12 Go Edition. Till then we have to be patient until more entry-level smartphones are launched in India based on Android 12 Go Edition.

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