Android 12 (Go Edition) with 30 percent faster app launch speeds, smoother animations, app hibernation announced

There are around 200 million Android (Go edition) phones in use.

Highlights
  • Android 12 (Go edition) for low-end devices has been unveiled.
  • The OS is claimed to launch apps up to 30 percent fast compared to previous Go edition Android versions and the animations are claimed to be smoother too.
  • Android 12 (Go edition) will be available on low-end phones in 2022.

Google has finally taken the wraps off Android 12 (Go edition), a version of the newest OS that is aimed at low-end phones with 1GB RAM. There are around 200 million Android (Go edition) phones today and the next iteration of the OS offers a faster, smarter, and more secure experience, the Mountain View giant claims. The company says Android 12 (Go edition) will launch apps up to 30 percent faster compared to Android 11 Go edition and the animations are claimed to be smoother too. Android 12 (Go edition) will be available on low-end smartphones in 2022.

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Google Android 12 (Go edition) features

Android 12 SplahScreen API is also present here as well and will allow developers to give their apps something nice to look at while the app loads. There’s an app hibernating feature that kills apps that haven’t been used for extended periods of time, thereby saving battery life and storage space. Google says that users will be notified when this happens.

There’s a new updated Files Go app that will allow users to recover files within 30 days of deleting them. The Recent Apps screen in Android 12 (Go edition) has options to listen to the news and translate any on-screen content in your preferred language. Through Nearby Share and Google Play, users will be able to save data by sharing apps directly from nearby devices. Android 12 (Go edition) will allow users to switch to a guest profile before sharing their device and reset the profile later. Profiles will be available directly on the lock screen.

Android 12’s Privacy Dashboard makes its way to the Go edition as well. It shows which app is accessing sensitive data. The status bar privacy indicator is also there, showing when an app is using mic/.camera. The location permissions feature is also finding its way to the Go edition.