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The stable build of Android 11 arrived earlier this week and now Google is bringing its (Go edition) for lower-end smartphones. The new update, which is essentially a watered-down version of the latest Android release, is meant for devices with up to 2GB of RAM. This is unlike the previous Android (Go edition) updates that were provided for devices with up to 1.5GB RAM. In terms of a performance boost, Android 11 (Go edition) is touted to bring a 20 per cent faster app launch experience over what was available on Android 10 (Go edition).
Some of Android 11’s key features have made their way to the new Go edition such as grouped notifications for chat apps and one-time permissions for the camera, microphone and location.
Google also promises 20 per cent faster app launches and Google has additionally added gesture-based navigation support to Android 11 (Go edition) to make it easier for users to work on smartphones with large displays.
It lets you go to the home screen, navigate backward, and switch between apps using simple swipes — another feature that's already there for regular users, since the Android 10 release in September last year. Another new addition is Safe Folders which lets you protect sensitive files with a 4-digit PIN inside the Google Files app.
Starting next month, Android 11 (Go edition) will be available on all devices with up to 2GB of memory.