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Google unveils Android 11 (Go Edition), apps to launch 20% faster

By Cookie Monster - on 11 Sep 2020, 1:25pm

Google unveils Android 11 (Go Edition), apps to launch 20% faster

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Days after it rolled out Android 11 for selected phones, Google announced Android 11 (Go Edition) for entry-level phones. 

In a blog post, Sagar Kamadr, the VP of Product Management (Android) shared that apps will launch 20% faster on Android 11 (Go Edition) than Android 10 (Go Edition). This will make it easier for users to switch between apps. Similar to Android 11, the Go Edition will show all conversations in a dedicated space in the notification section. 

Android 11 (Go Edition) also comes with new privacy features to make it easier to control how and when data on the device is shared. The one-time permission feature gives users the flexibility to grant an app access to specific sensors for one instance. App permissions will "auto-reset" if the apps havent been used for a period of time.

With display sizes growing bigger, Android 11 (Go Edition) will bring gesture-based navigation to help users take advantage of the increased screen real estate. There is also a Safe Folder with 4-digit PIN authentication to protect personal files from being accessed by others.

More importantly, Android (Go Edition) will be available on all new devices with up to 2GB of memory. With the expansion to 2GB, userscan run three to four more apps in the background. Android (Go Edition) on 2GB devices will come with up to 900MB of additional free storage space.

Source: Google