Android 12 stable version went live for Pixel devices back in October and many OEMs have started pushing the update to their devices. Now, Google has announced Android 12 (Go edition) for entry-level affordable smartphones. Since introduced in 2017 with Android Oreo (Go edition), the platform has gained millions of users and today, the Go Edition is used by over 200 million people actively. The latest Android 12 (Go edition) is said to offer a faster, smarter and more privacy-friendly experience than ever before.
Google Announces Android 12 Go Edition
The key pillars of the new version of Android Go Edition are fast, smart, privacy-friendly, and accessibility. Starting off with the first feature, the apps running on Android 12 Go Edition launches apps up to 30% faster with smooth animations. To make it consistent across all devices, Google is introducing a new SplashScreen API that the developers can take advantage of.
Since the Go version runs on budget phones, Google is also some battery optimization features. Android 12 (Go edition) will automatically save battery life and storage by hibernating apps that haven’t been used for a long time. This comes in handy as these devices come with limited storage. The newer version of the Files Go app will allow users to recover files within 30 days if deleted.
Further, the recent apps screen will allow you to listen to the news and translate any on-screen content into your preferred language. Nearby sharing feature also makes to the cut allows users to save data and also transfer apps and files.
Other key features
- Enhanced guest user experience with profiles available directly on the lock screen
- New Privacy dashboard – location, mic, camera usage
- Approximate location permissions
All the aforementioned features will be available for eligible devices in 2022. As of now, all devices with 2GB RAM or less RAM runs on Android (Go edition) OS.