Android 10 Go Edition: Google's OS for smartphones with a maximum of 1.5 GB of RAM

Android 10 Go Edition: Googles OS für Smartphones mit maximal 1,5 GB RAM

With the Go Edition, Google also wants to continue supplying smartphones from the lower entry level with Android 10 and its Android ecosystem. With the new version of the slim operating system, the company promises more performance and security for smartphones with a maximum of 1.5 gigabytes of RAM.

10 percent more power and new encryption

While cheap smartphones in the entry-level sector used to come as a concession to the under-performing hardware with an outdated version of Google's operating system Android on the market and therefore were already unsafe and incompatible at the time of purchase, the company controls the – starting with Android 8 Oreo and later with Android 9 Pie in the Go Edition – more or less successful since 2018. Android 10 (Go Edition) is now followed by the third prank on more than 1,600 devices, including entry-level Nokia, Samsung and Xiaomi devices, in over 180 countries. Google speaks of 500 manufacturers that will offer smartphones with Android 10 (Go Edition).

1,600 devices in over 180 countries receive Android 10 (Go Edition)
1,600 devices in over 180 countries receive Android 10 (Go Edition) (Image: Google)

Above all, Google promises more privacy and names its newly developed encryption “adiantum“, Which offer more security and, moreover, should have a positive effect on performance through the sparing use of weaker hardware. Google attests to the new Go Edition 10 percent more power than its direct predecessor, which had to do without encryption. According to Google, the additional power is primarily reflected in the apps, which also start up ten percent faster.

New and specially customized go apps

In addition, the new Go Edition is said to have improved the specially adapted Go apps. That's how Google Go gets a read-only feature with AI support, “which makes consuming long texts as easy as listening to radio broadcasts“. Google's new Lens feature helps visually impaired people read and translate texts that the user points at with the camera. In addition, YouTube Go has been optimized for low bandwidths and consumes less data than the regular version. Galerie Go now has a size of just 10 megabytes and supports the marking of people and places in photos with the help of an AI engine, which should work only offline. Even world popular apps like Uber, the Facebook Messenger, Twitter and Spotify are said to have been further optimized and now “Go-Ready” be. Google speaks of a completely optimized Android ecosystem.

Shortly before the worldwide rollout

The update to the Go Edition of Android 10 is expected to be rolled out in the next few weeks and at the same time, new smartphones are priced worldwide starting at $ 27 before taxes. The best-known representatives of this device class are the Nokia 1, the Samsung A2 and the Xiaomi Redmi Go. In this country, the Go Edition is not very widespread, although the go apps are also available in the German Google PlayStore.

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