Google first introduced its Android (Go Edition) for entry level budget phones back in 2017. Till date, more than 200 million people are using Android (Go Edition) phones.
Now, Google has announced Android 12 (Go Edition) OS for upcoming budget phones in 2022. The Operating System is fast, smarter and offers more privacy friendly experience.
Faster App launches
The Google Android 12 Go Edition offers faster app launches. Statistically speaking, it is 30% faster than previous generation and offers smoother animations.
Google has created SplashScreen API for developers to provide consistency and smoother experience when a user launches their apps.
Longer Battery Life
The Go Edition of Android 12 can automatically save battery life and storage by hibernating apps that haven’t been used for a while.
The OS comes with updated Files Go Application which allows you to recover files within 30 days. The feature gives added morale when deleting unnecessary files to free up storage.
More Intelligent features
The latest Android Go Edition makes content understanding easier. On recent apps screen, it gives option to listen to news and translate any on-screen content into user preferred language.
Easier App Sharing
The Android 12 Go Edition allows easy sharing of applications directly with nearby devices using Nearby Share and Google Play. This feature greatly helps reduce downloading time and extra data charges.
Simpler Device Sharing
The OS offers simplified yet better guest user experience by making profiles available directly on lock screen. It allows easy switching to guest profile before sharing your device and offers added privacy.
More Privacy Control
The Android 12 (Go Edition) offers more transparency around apps that are accessing your data. It gives control on how much information an app can access.
For this, Google has added new Privacy Dashboard. It gives a snapshot overview of apps that are accessing particular type of sensitive data (like microphones).
It has new privacy indicator on status bar that will notify you when your app is accessing your microphone or camera.