Android 12 Go Edition Will Make Budget Phones 30% Faster: Check Top Highlights (How To Install?)
Google has introduced the new Android 12 Go edition lightweight operating system (OS).
It is tailor made for cheap, low-end devices and will be available in affordable entry-level smartphones in 2022.
Key features of the OS are faster app launches, better privacy, improved battery longevity, new translation features, app and device sharing.
One interesting feature is giving users options to listen to the news and translate any on-screen content into their preferred language.
This can be accessed by navigating to your recent apps screen.
Faster App Launches
The Go OS will open apps up to 30% faster in entry-level smartphones.
It will also have the SplashScreen API that shows an interstitial screen with the app’s icon when launching an app.
Or in simple terms, it gives the user something nice to look at while the app is loading.
Longer Battery Life
The low cost phones will have better battery life and storage since the OS will hibernate unused apps.
The user will be notified when this happens.
The Files Go app available on all Android Go handsets lets users recover files within 30 days of deletion.
The advantage here is that you can confidently delete items you don’t need to free up space.
Easier App And Device Sharing
Users can quickly share apps with each other and save data through Nearby Share and Google Play.
When the device is being used by another person, the owner can easily switch to a guest profile and revert to the original profile once the person is done using it.
The procedure is made simple by having profiles directly available on the lock screen.
Privacy And Transparency
One of the privacy features in Android 12 is the ability to check when apps are accessing your device and information.
The Android 12 Privacy Dashboard has been added to the Go OS.
It gives an overview of which apps are accessing sensitive data.
An indicator will be displayed on the status bar at the top of the screen when apps are using your mic and/or camera.
A new feature has been added called approximate location permissions.
Using this, the user can give apps permission to see only their approximate location instead of the exact one.
A use case can be limiting the weather app to see only your approximate location.
It will still give an accurate forecast despite not knowing the precise location.