Google has released Android 13 (Go edition) for budget smartphones. The operating system’s toned-down version is designed to function on entry-level devices with up to 3GB of RAM. It only includes the essential apps and removes all extraneous programmes.
Two months after Android 13 was released, the latest version of Android Go was unveiled. While announcing the latest OS the company said, “When we introduced Android (Go edition) five years ago, we tailored our core mobile platform to power affordable phones with limited memory and storage. This need is just as pertinent today, with nearly 180 million people coming online in the last twelve months alone. As we announce the release of Android 13 (Go edition), we’re marking a milestone, too: there are now over 250 million monthly active devices powered by Android Go. To better serve this growing set of users, we focused on three critical qualities: reliability, usability and customization. Let’s walk through what’s new in this release.”
The majority of entry-level handsets cannot afford to lose the large amount of storage space required to update a phone’s software. With Android 13 (Go edition), the firm has given Go devices access to Google Play System Updates, ensuring that they can regularly receive important software updates outside of the main Android version. As a result, important updates will be delivered quickly and easily without affecting the device’s storage capacity. As a result, your phone will always be current, and you won’t need to wait for the manufacturer to send out the newest software or wait for the next release.
You can get more use out of your phone thanks to the intelligence integrated into Android (Go edition). With the Discover feature introduced in this update, you may swipe right from your home screen to view a curated list of articles and other material.
The business contends that each person should be allowed to customise their phone to suit their preferences and needs. With this new update, Material You is finally available on Android Go, enabling you to match your wallpaper’s colour palette to the overall design of your phone. Four corresponding colour schemes are available when you set your wallpaper image. The dynamic colouring not only makes for a lovely home screen but also greatly contributes to the feeling of exclusivity you get from using your smartphone.
The business added that this version also includes several essential Android 13 features including Notification Permissions, App Language Preferences, and other new features that are specifically designed to meet the needs of Go users. With this update, we hope to give the millions of Android Go device owners—both present and future—more options. In 2023, keep an eye out for new devices that feature Android 13 (Go edition).
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