Google has introduced Android 10 (Go edition) with a few new important features. The new OS has arrived as a stripped-down version of Android 10 for entry-level smartphones that have less than 1.5GB of RAM. Google claims that the all-new Android 10 (Go edition) is “faster and more secure” Android Pie (Go edition). In addition, the search titan has mentioned that the new light-weight Android OS comes with enhanced speed and reliability than its predecessor.
Talking about the major upgrades, Android 10 (Go edition) adopts Adiantum, which makes it possible to encrypt data without hampering the performance of entry-level devices. Google claims that the Go edition of Android 10 will offer the same level of data security as any other Android device. For safeguarding apps and data, Android Go OS was already equipped with Google Play Protect, so the Adiantum encryption enhances the security further.
On the performance front, Android 10 (Go edition) is 10 percent faster than Go counterpart of Android 9 Pie from the last year. The new OS lets you switch between apps faster and in a more memory-efficient way. Speed and reliability of the apps are also increased by 10 percent. In addition, Google says that the apps designed for Go edition devices are now improving to better serve the needs of first-time smartphone users.
The first entry-level smartphones powered by Android 10 (Go edition) will be launched later this fall. Notably, just like the regular Android version, the Go edition of the same is also getting a new logo. That said, since the inception of Android Go, over 1,600 Android Go entry-level devices from over 500 smartphone OEMs have sold in 180+ countries. 80 percent of entry-level Android smartphones in countries like India, Brazil, Nigeria, South Africa, and the U.S. run on Go version.