The new update, as per Google is meant for devices with up to 2 GB RAM which is a step up from the earlier updates which only catered to devices with 1.5 GB RAM. And just like Android 11, the Go Edition also brings one-time permission for apps that require access to data such as location, mic and camera among other sensitive information channels.
Unfortunately, there's no word on when Android 11 Go will be appearing on current Go phones or future phones. Today, the company has announced its slimmed-down variant, Android 11 Go Edition, for entry-level phones in an official blog post.
Google claims that it has improved app launch times by 20% this time around. Android 11 also borrows some features and security enhancements from the vanilla Android 11 experience.
Gesture-based navigation. I'm surprised this wasn't already an option, but Android 11 (Go edition) finally picks up Android's great gesture-based navigation capabilities.
Furthermore, on Android 11 Go phones that do come with a full 2GB of memory require less storage space for the actual Android installation, freeing up nearly a full gigabyte (900MB) for other stuff like photos, videos, and apps.
One thing inside Android 11 Go Edition that is straight outta Android 11 is a dedicated area for conversations inside of the notification pulldown.
If you tapped Get app suggestions but now regret that decision, simply long press on the screen to bring up the Home settings, Widgets, and Styles & wallpapers menu.
Expect one-time permissions to help you give single-use access to features such as microphone, Global Positioning System and camera. We can only expect this number to rise as the minimum criteria for its use has been increased up to 2GB RAM phones.