Google last year introduced the ‘Go edition’ of Android, a platform that is supposed to bring entry-level smartphones running 1.5GB RAM or lower to the latest version of Android without them having to wait for long. Now, it has launched Android 10 (Go edition) which aims to bring new set of budget smartphones to Android 10. The firm’s director of product management, Android, Sagar Kamdar says it has made Android 10 (Go edition) faster and secure.
Google also mentions that Android 10 (Go edition) employs Adiantum, a new encryption format that has been tailor-made for entry-level devices to secure their data without affecting device performance. To recall, Adiantum was introduced as a special encryption method for entry-level smartphones earlier this year. It was designed to make storage encryption more efficient for devices without cryptographic acceleration, which means it does not require special hardware and as a result, won’t create a stress on the silicon inside phones running Android 10 (Go edition). The arrival of Adiantum, Google claims, brings Android 10 (Go edition) on par with the standard Android operating system when it comes to data security.
Most Android (Go features) are app-based, with Google touting some features announced in the past year today. Google Go has an AI-powered read-out-loud feature, as well as Google Lens. Gallery Go is the most major announcement since last year and is just 10MB in size with machine learning to organize shots into categories.
Android 10 (Go Edition) will also come with unique features and apps such as Lens in Google Go app, read-out-loud while listening to long-form text, Gallery Go, and YouTube Go. And, Google claims that over 500 manufacturers have launched more than 1,600 Android Go-enabled phones in 180+ countries over the last 18 months.
Android 10 (Go Edition) will begin rollout this fall, but the company has not given any details regarding which brands will be launching the first wave of Android 10 (Go Edition)-powered devices.
Fluid and easy to use gestures is another way in which Android 10 differs from Android Pie (yeah, I still cannot get over the deserted dessert names). In Android 10, gestures and screen movements feel a lot more natural unlike Android 9.0 Pie, which sometimes missed out on the ease and comfort aspect of these movement.
So what all can you do?
– Swiping up from the bottom of the home screen opens up the app drawer.
– Swiping across the home screen helps you switch between apps.
– While switching between apps, you can drag an app up to close it and down to open it.
– Swiping down from top opens up quick settings and notifications.
– Long pressing the home screen button flares up the Google Assistant.
While all of this might seem as if you have too much to cram on, especially now that your exam days are over, but quite frankly it’s not.