Android 11 is the eleven major release and the 18th version of the Android Mobile Operating System. It was release on September 8 2020.
Alphabetical release names based on deserts were discounted as of Android 10. Therefore the OS was immediately branded as “Android 11”.
As Android 11 (Go Edition) has been announced by Google just a couple of days after bringing the regular Android 11. The new update which is essentially a watered-down version of the latest Android release is meant for devices with up to 2GB of RAM. This is unlike the previous Android (Go edition) updates that were provide for devices up to 1.5GB RAM.
In terms of performance boost, Android 11 (Go edition) is routed to bring a 20 percent faster app Launch experience over what was available on Android 10( Go Edition).
Features on Android 11 (Go Edition)
As Google bring faster app Launch experience, Android 11 makes it easier for users to switch between apps. The New Android release also comes with a dedicated space in the notification section for all messages that is called Conversations.
Android 11 (Go Edition) also bring one time permissions that let’s you grant an app access to specific sensor such as microphone, camera or location. There is also feature to auto-reset permissions support to reset permissions for an app that you haven’t used for an extended period of time. Both one time permissions and auto-reset are available on the standard 11 release.
Google has additionally added gesture-based navigation support to Android 11 (Go edition) to make it easier for users to work on smartphones with large displays.
It lets you go to the home screen, navigate backward and switch between apps using simple swipe-another feature that’s already there for regular users, since the Android 10 release in September last year.
Unlike Android 10 (Go Edition) and its previous iterations that all were designed for devices with up to 1.5 GB RAM, Android 11 has expanded the memory requirement to up to 2GB. The expansion to 2GB RAM brings additional 270 MB of free memory, Google noted.
This additional free memory would let you run three to four more apps in the background. Furthermore, Google didn’t clarify whether it will be mandatory for smartphone vendors to offer Android 11 on devices with 2GB RAM instead of the regular Android release.