It’s been two years since Google first introduced the Android (Go edition) to provide a high-quality smartphone experience for entry-level device owners around the world.
Since then, Android (Go edition) has brought improved speed, reliability, and security to over 100 million entry-level devices through apps and features specifically built to address local needs. To continue with the trend, Google has announced the Android 11 (Go edition), and here’s an insight into what Google has in store for all its users;
- Improved Performance: On Android 11 (Go edition), apps will launch 20 percent faster than they did on Android 10 (Go edition), making it easier for you to switch between apps without your phone getting bogged down.
- Improved Privacy: On Android 11 (Go edition), there new privacy enhancements that make it easier to control how and when data on your device is shared. You can grant an app access to specific sensors like your microphone, camera, or location with one time permissions.
- Improved Usability: As devices with larger screen displays become more common, Android 11 (Go edition) helps you take advantage of the increased screen real estate for your favorite apps. With gesture-based navigation, you can go to the home screen, navigate backward, and fluidly switch between apps using simple swipes.
Affordability shouldn’t mean compromising privacy and security, which is why Google has ensured that Go edition smartphones have access to the same industry-leading privacy protections as any Android device.
Entry-level smartphones can now enjoy improvements to the suite of apps. For example, Safe Folder is a new feature in Files by Google that protects personal files from being opened or accessed by others by storing them in a 4-digit PIN-encrypted folder.