Google released Android 12 not long ago, but the cheaper smartphone running Android Go Edition haven’t been forgotten. In a blog post published today, the Mountain View company highlights some of the most important features coming to Android 12 Go Edition next year and promises to make cheaper smartphone faster and more efficient.Of course, one of the most important things for users, performance, is one of the focuses of the next major Android Go Edition. According to Google Android 12 Go Edition will improve app launch times by up to 30% over the current release, and with smoother animation.
Battery life is equally important, so this is another aspect where Android Go Edition users should expect major improvements. For example, Android 12 Go Edition will automatically save battery life and storage by hibernating apps that haven’t been used for a longer time. Also, the updated Files Go app will let users recover files within 30 days, so that users can delete any unnecessary files to free up space whenever they need.
After performance and battery life, Google has decided to tackle another important aspect that will make Android Go Edition smartphones more intelligent. Basically, the search giant is trying to bring some of the Android 12 features to cheaper phones.
The first so-called intelligent features coming to Android Go Edition allow users to access Translate and Listen directly from their recent apps screen. Also, with Android 12 Go Edition, users will be able to save data by sharing apps directly with nearby devices using features like Nearby Share and Google Play.
As far as security goes, Android 12 Go Edition is expected to bring more privacy control by giving users more transparency around apps that are accessing user data. A new privacy dashboard will be available in Android 12 Go Edition, which allow users to see which apps are accessing sensitive data like the mic, and revoke permissions if they want to.
Another important security feature is the addition of a new privacy indicator on the status bar that tells users when their apps are accessing the camera or mic. Last but not least, Android 12 Go Edition lets users limit apps to see only their approximate location instead of an accurate one.
If you like what’s coming to Android 12 Go Edition, that you’ll be happy to know that all these features and more will arrive sometime in 2022. Hopefully, most of current Android 11 Go Edition phones will be upgraded to the new version of the OS.