After releasing Android 13 in August, Google is back today with a variant of it built specifically for low-end phones. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get acquainted with Android 13 (Go version).
Believe it or not, the concept of Go instances is 5 years old and currently has over 250 million monthly active devices, with low-end SoCs, limited RAM and storage, running several Android Go format.
Android 13 (Go edition) focuses on reliability, usability, and customizability. Google Play system updates are available for Go devices starting with this release, allowing phones to receive important software updates outside of the main Android release.
The Google Discover feed, which you can find in Android to the left of your leftmost home screen in many views, is now rolling out on Go edition devices. In addition, the Material You design language was also introduced, which has so far been limited to non-Go Android devices but is now moving into the affordable segment.
With it you get the theme of the entire color scheme of your phone based on your wallpaper. It’s not automatic, though – when you set the wallpaper, you’ll have four color schemes to choose from for the system.
In addition, some of the key features introduced in Android 13 are also included in the Go version, such as notification permissions and language preferences of the app. Google says new devices running Android 13 (Go edition) will launch in 2023.