This week Google launched Android 11. Now it has also unveiled the Android 11 Go operating system for budget, low-powered phones. And it sure has gotten some upgrades this year.
What is Android Go?
Android Go first launched on Android Pie back in 2018. It’s basically an optimised version of Android for entry-level smart phones. It also allows for Go versions of apps so they can run more efficiently on low-powered devices.
The likes of Twitter, Uber, Google Maps and Spotify have all have versions that are optimised for Go.
What to expect from Android 11 Go
Android 11 Go includes a few handy upgrades. When it comes to speed, Google has said apps will launch 20 per cent faster on Android 11 than on Android 10.
This means that even in the two years since it was first introduced, its gotten exponentially faster. Last year it already had a 10 per cent speed increase compared to the Android Pie edition.
Other new features
- Grouped notifications for messaging apps so all conversations are in one place. For example, you will be able to see chats on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp in one notification space.
- One time permissions for apps wanting access to your location, camera or microphone.
- Auto reset for permissions on apps you haven’t used in awhile.
- Gesture-based navigation to switch between the home screen and different apps.
- Safe Folder in File By Google that allows a folder to be encrypted and protected by a four digit code.