Android 11 (Go edition) is here with faster app launching, grouped notifications and one-time permissions

11 September 2020
It also gains a full swipe-based navigation system and Safe Folders inside the Google Files app.

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Make sure your next device runs Android 11 GKI and ate able to boot AOSP

Open source all the way

YUKI93, 11 Sep 2020Android Go is built within a specific requirement in mind s... moreah bummer, I love the light weight and simplicity of the Go edition

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Anonymous, 11 Sep 2020Come on there are many phones powered by 7 series Snapdrago... moreNot everyone need snapdragon 730 and 6GB ram.
Tons of ppl can feel satisfied with SD450, 720p screen and 32GB.

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YUKI93, 11 Sep 2020As a current Windows Phone user, I so can agree with you. I... moreNice memories, I Hope I can have my Windows days back with Fuchsia OS which would run blazing fast
ast due to

64 bit only support

Native App compilation (not emulation)

Vulkan UI Renderer

cyber, 11 Sep 2020useless,full 32bit version of android since lolipop runs ju... moreEverything is now 64bit, so I don't think 2GB RAM and a low-end chipset can handle such power unless if you tone the OS down a little.

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2020clearly you never own a window mobile device before . The o... moreI currently own three Windows Phone devices, and you know what? You are just speaking a total lie. More than 10 seconds to change a wifi connection? I only experience that with my old midrange Android smartphone, not from my low-end Windows Phone.

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Anonymous, 11 Sep 2020clearly you never own a window mobile device before . The o... moreNice Try, but I owned Lumia 530 which had even less just 512MB r and put many Android flagships to shame

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2020instead of making this, they could have made the Actual And... moreAs a current Windows Phone user, I so can agree with you. I still own my first ever Windows Phone, which is a Nokia Lumia 830 back in July 2016, and I'm still amazed to this day at just how buttery smooth and fluid the whole OS operation is. That said, I had Interop unlocked the phone to increase the virtual memory size from the factory default 256 MB to 1.87 GB. Let's just say that I have completely forgotten about Android until recently.

  • cyber

useless,full 32bit version of android since lolipop runs just fine on low end quad-cores and 2gb ram,smartphones with 1gb of ram is in history already no one builds them except some crap made brands like alcatel an so on

Fayth, 11 Sep 2020what if I installed Android Go edition on a flagship? woul... moreAndroid Go is built within a specific requirement in mind since the whole idea of it is to have Lite Android apps. So I don't think you can do that.

"Android 11 (Go edition) is meant for phones with up to 2GB RAM and will come loaded on entry-level devices from a broad range of manufacturers."

That's it then, the era of an Android phone with 1GB RAM is officially over.

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Anonymous, 11 Sep 2020instead of making this, they could have made the Actual And... moreclearly you never own a window mobile device before . The os is smooth but slow as hell . You need to go inside several page to get a thing done and every page you go in is smooth but take 3 seconds . I only want to change a wifi connection but it take me more than 10 seconds . In android i only need to long press the damn icon and it bring me straight into the wifi page in 1 second .

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Anonymous, 11 Sep 2020instead of making this, they could have made the Actual And... moreWindows phone that you're talking about, is 32 bit version. Try the 64 bit windows phone 10 on those 1 gb armv8 or x86-x64 intel based z processor, you will cry! Think and read again before talk. All android kernel forked by notable chips like qualcomm and mediatek since 2015 only available in x64 but with support of x32. The last of 32 bit android kernel was in generation of Nexus 5/Mi 4.

Now, 64 bit android is so unoptimized because it still bogs down by the needs to support the 32 bit. That's why google will no longer allow any 32 bit apps in their play store by August 2021. The same thing happens to all Linux distros as well and at worst, windows.

Alex 94, 11 Sep 2020Exactly.Yes, you can look at it that way, or you can see that they make the most sales out of them all

MrKing, 11 Sep 2020If it works, best solution is to install a custom ROM (ex. ... moreIt could be, but I'm not sure. I don't trust custom Rom's, but I'd like to find one for my galaxy trend lite, so I can see what's it about

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2020instead of making this, they could have made the Actual And... moreThe are just trying to match that other OS and won't slow down till android reaches v13, v14 or v15. Google releases is never going to optimise android properly. Just new releases with gimmicks and more hardware requirements. 😐

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Andreidinutu, 11 Sep 2020Optimize it*If it works, best solution is to install a custom ROM (ex. Corvus for Xiaomi phones). Even outdated Redmi 4a with SD410 runs quite smoothly with custom ROM. Probably because some nonessential features are scrapped off, not sure exactly.

what if I installed Android Go edition on a flagship?
wouldn't that be the fastest smartphone on the planet?

sadh, 11 Sep 2020Which... Making production cost going higher? The point o... moreExactly.

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Should be available for all phones with you having the ability to put anything you want on top, rather have skinned version of android and do what you want with it than having already bogged down version that you have to clean best you can and the put your stuff in.