Android 10 Go Edition has been announced. Speed and security are central to Google’s operating system that focuses on less powerful devices.
Android 10 Go Edition
Android Go is Google’s operating system aimed at less-powerful phones which was first unveiled at the Google I/O two years ago. It is Google’s goal to reach people in emerging markets aiming at “the next billion users”.
Last year, the company showed the Android Pie version of its Android Go Edition, which uses less storage, starts up faster and lets you use mobile data more efficiently.
A few weeks ago, Google released Android 10. Now time for Android 10 Go Edition. Google revealed the operating system on its blog. Last year, Android Go was available in 120 countries. With Android 10 Go, Google has increased the reach of Android Go to 1600 different phones in 180 countries.
This time the company no longer focuses on phones with 1 GB of RAM or less, but on telephones with 1.5 GB of RAM. This shows that hardware is also evolving for Android Go phones.
Speed And Security
Speed and security are the main focus points of Android 10 Go Edition. This year, Google makes sure that apps work faster on Android Go. Apps are now launched up to 10 percent faster compared to the Pie version, and the performance has also become more stable.
In terms of security, Google also introduces Adiantum encryption which means improved security. Previously, data encryption was only possible on powerful phones. Thanks to the new encryption model based on the ChaCha encryption algorithm, the high hardware requirements have disappeared. Google says that Android Go is now as secure as Android and that the next billion users who are going online for the first time can now do so with the same level of security.
Google still makes optimized versions of its popular services specifically for Android Go phones, as the company launched Google Go, and Gallery Go apps this year. The latter is the lighter version of Google Photos.
Third-party developers are also optimizing their applications for Android Go. Uber, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and Spotify have already released Android Go optimized versions of their apps last year.