Four years after launching Android Go Edition, Google can congratulate itself on having offered some 200 million users a light version of its mobile operating system designed for smartphones with modest configurations. The latest version, Android 12 (Go Edition), has been reviewed and corrected by Google teams to offer a smoother user experience, with new features and respectful of privacy.
More fluid and less energy
With this new version of Android (Go Edition), Google promises a better fluidity in navigation and a gain in speed when opening applications of up to 30%. Applications now open instantly without displaying a white screen as was the case on previous versions.
The Mountain View company also explains that it has provided developers with a new API, SplashScreen , to allow them to make their application more fluid when opened.
Android 12 (Go Edition) should also consume less power. Google announces better autonomy with this new version thanks to the establishment of a system of automatic hibernation of applications when they have not been used for a certain time.
Even though Android 12 (Go Edition) is a light version of Android 12, Google has still integrated smart functions into it. It is thus possible to listen to the latest news, to translate on the fly what is displayed on the screen of the device, or to use Nearby Share , the proximity sharing function of Android, to exchange quickly files between multiple devices.
New functions for privacy
With Android 12 (Go Edition), Google has also simplified the guest mode (which allows a third party to use the same smartphone without having access to the data of the main user), by introducing a system of profiles, which can be activated directly from the ‘lock Screen.
Switching from the main user profile to the guest profile is done in an instant without compromising the privacy of the device owner. Finally, this new version of Android (Go Edition) introduces a dashboard dedicated to privacy.
It displays in detail the elements of the smartphone that applications access, such as the microphone, the camera, or the location, and allows you to revoke the permissions given if necessary.
Finally, a new green indicator is automatically displayed in the status bar, at the top right of the screen, as soon as an application accesses the microphone or the smartphone camera.