Google Unveils Android 13 Go Edition for Low-End Devices

After releasing Android 13 last August, this week Google announced the new version of the Android operating system aimed at low-end smartphones and tablets with modest specifications, Android 13 Go Edition.

It's been five years now since Google introduced Android Go, and there are already over 250 million monthly active devices powered by Android Go, according to the company. To help this broad segment of users get the most out of their devices, Android Go 13 focuses on three key attributes: reliability, ease of use, and customization.

First of all, updating Android Go devices is a real challenge for both users and manufacturers due to the limited internal storage space available on phones and tablets that runs this Android version, which does not help or encourage neither OEMs to send a lot of updates, nor users to install them.

To solve this problem, Android Go 13 now supports Google Play system updates, allowing devices running it to get the latest important and crucial updates right away without waiting for the manufacturer to send them, which will make these devices stay up to date over time without compromising storage availability on the device.

On the other hand, Android Go 13 will bring support for the Material You design language for the first time in Android Go, allowing users to customize their devices further, as this new feature will allow users to four corresponding color schemes to choose from based on their Home screen wallpaper.

Additionally, this version comes with a Discover feature, allowing users to swipe right from the home screen to access a curated list of articles and other content based on their interests.

Last but not least, this update also brings some key Android 13 features like Notification Permissions, and App Language Preferences. The new Android 13 (Go edition) update and devices running it will be available later in 2023.

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