Android Go est the miniature version of Android, designed for the most basic mobiles and which is supplemented by light versions of Google applications. Initially, Google’s requirement for Android Go was that it be installed on mobiles with 1GB of RAM, but that could change before the end of the year.

Modification leaks continue in the Android specification document. According to the latest version, obtained by XDA, mobiles with 2 GB of RAM or less must be launched with Android Go and not the standard version, and those with 512MB of RAM will not be able to pre-install Google services

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Android standard, from 2 GB of RAM

The Wiko Sunny3 with 512 MB of RAM

Google released Android Go as a lightweight mobile operating system with 1GB of RAM, although technically the manufacturers they didn’t have to use Android Go instead of the standard version. This is pending change, as Google wants to put the barrier on 2 GB of RAM.

To begin, Android phones with 512MB RAM They will not be able to preinstall Google services, neither with Android Go nor without it. While that sounds like a amount of RAM from a decade ago, it wasn’t too long ago that at least two terminals with 512MB of RAM were released, the Wiko Sunny3 and the BLU Advance L5.

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Google doesn’t want this to continue, at least not in devices that want to include their services. Now alright this ban starts with Android 11, and these ultra-basic terminals rarely integrate the latest version of Android, so it would still be possible to see some models with these characteristics.


Redmi9a The Xiaomi Redmi 9A with 2 GB of RAM

On the other hand, the terminals with 2 GB of RAM or less, must be started with Android Go, whether they have Android 10 or Android 11, from the last quarter of the year. It’s pretty common, and it wasn’t until 2020 that we saw at least 26 models with 2GB of RAM, some as popular as the Xiaomi Redmi 9A.

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This will apply to new terminals, but to those that have already been launched will not receive the downgrade to Android Go despite 2 GB of RAM. That is, if you buy the Xiaomi Redmi 9A that we mentioned earlier, with Android 10 and MIUI 12, it will not be reduced to Android Go.

As on previous occasions, these changes in the Android specification document are not final, so always there is a possibility of changes, corrections and omissions before the final version.

Source : Frandroid