For cheap cell phones: Update makes them faster

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta December 16, 2021
Updated 2021/12/16 at 11:48 PM

Google released the first beta version of Android 12 in May 2021. The new operating system has been in the rollout since October. If your smartphone supports the software, you can partly already load it, but partly the manufacturers are still working on the implementation for their models. However, not only current high-end devices should receive the update. With the Android 12 Go Edition Google is specifically targeting cheap cell phones.

Android 12 Go Edition is coming in 2022

Google launched the first Go Edition for its mobile operating system back in 2017. It should give more people the opportunity to use the advantages of the software with weaker hardware. Around 200 million people around the world now use this slimmed-down version. It therefore only seems logical to publish an Android 12 Go Edition with the latest launch.

In the in-house blog, the developer describes the advantages of the system. It should score points with the following:

  • faster app launches
  • longer battery life
  • more intelligent functions
  • easier application sharing
  • easier sharing of devices
  • more control over privacy

Google goes into details

“Apps on your Android 12 device (Go Edition) start up to 30% faster and with smoother animations – that is, they open immediately and no longer have to wait for a blank screen. We also developed the SplashScreen API so that all developers can have a seamless experience when users launch their apps. “


The Go Edition also automatically saves battery life and storage space. To do this, they put apps to sleep that have not been used for a long period of time, according to Google. This is particularly helpful for devices with limited storage capacity. The Android 12 Go Edition also makes it easier for you to understand content.

“When you navigate to your recent apps screen, you’ll see options to hear the news and translate the screen contents into your preferred language.”


Source: Google Blog

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