This main change has been noticed by XDA Developers of us within the Android 11 Go version Device Configuration Guide doc dated April 24th, 2020. In the present scenario, Android Go is supposed for gadgets with as much as 1GB RAM however it’s not a requirement. It is as much as smartphone makers whether or not to utilize this system identify or skip it.
The change might be relevant for all future gadgets that might be launched beginning This fall 2020 i.e October 2020. All gadgets that may go official earlier than the talked about timeline might be free to observe present pointers. The inner doc that we talked about above lists a number of extra adjustments that may be checked beneath:
- Beginning with Android 11, gadgets with 512MB RAM (together with upgrades) are usually not certified for preloading GMS.
- All new PRODUCTS launching with Android 11, if they’ve 2GB RAM or much less, MUST return true for ActivityManager.isLowRamDevice() API, and launch as an Android Go gadget.
- Starting in This fall 2020, all new PRODUCTS launching with Android 10, if they’ve 2GB RAM or much less, MUST return true for ActivityManager.isLowRamDevice() API, and launch as an Android Go gadget.
- Previously launched 2GB RAM gadgets in normal GMS configuration SHOULD NOT convert to Android Go configuration through MRs or letter upgrades. They will stay normal Android
These adjustments ought to enhance the efficiency scenario for low-end Android gadgets. We have seen OEMs launch gadgets with as much as 2GB RAM very often. They are priced fairly low cost however it’s the efficiency that doesn’t precisely fulfill the expectations. With a obligatory Android Go working system and specialised apps, customers ought to get comparatively sooner and smoother efficiency.