Android 11 Go Edition Arrives With Gesture Navigation

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It not only brings some new features from the latest flavor of Android but also improves usability for budget users.

According to a report from 9to5Google, it will be available on all devices running either Android 10 or 11 with less than 2GB RAM starting from October.

But perhaps the biggest change for Android 11 Go is that previously, Go Editions of Android were limited to phones with 1GB of RAM.

Google says this is going to be a bump from the previous version which was made to support devices with less than 1.5GB of RAM.

The company said that the expansion to 2GB enables applications to launch up to 20% faster.

Android 11 Go Edition Arrives With Gesture Navigation
Android 11 Go Edition Arrives With Gesture Navigation

There's also support for gesture-based navigation, a feature that's new for Go Edition devices, but which has been available to Android users with more powerful hardware. Now, Android users are able to edit Microsoft Office documents with the Docs app. You won't feel like the software is bogging down the device, states the blog post.

Gesture-based navigation. I'm surprised this wasn't already an option, but Android 11 (Go edition) finally picks up Android's great gesture-based navigation capabilities.

This stripped-down software experience also features the same privacy features as the standard release.

They can grant an app access to specific sensors like microphone or camera with one-time permissions.

While Android Go Edition is created to offer a better experience for entry-level Android devices, it hasn't typically been required. After an extended period of time, those will be auto-reset so that you don't accidentally allow video access, for example. We can only expect this number to rise as the minimum criteria for its use has been increased up to 2GB RAM phones.

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