Google’s Android Go entry-level phone is available in 250 million

Five years ago, Google launched Android Go, its mobile operating software for entry-level smartphones. The program now has more than 250 millions of active devices per month. This is an increase from the 200million Android Go monthly active device milestone, which Google shared last December.

To celebrate, the search giant also revealed the new Android 13 Edition (Go Edition), which offers a number of premium features to the budget smartphone ranges. Google Play System Updates (Android Go) are one of the major updates that will be included in this new version, according to the company. This will enable consumers to get some important updates quickly and without waiting for their handset manufacturers to release them.

” This will allow for quick delivery of important updates without compromising the storage space on the device. This results in a phone that is always up-to-date over time. You don’t need to wait for the next software release from your manufacturer to get the latest and greatest,” explained the company.

Android 13 The company’s new design language Material You is introduced for personalization and better theming of the phone’s interface. Material You was first introduced by Google with Android 12 to provide a universal customization experience across the system. You can change the wallpaper and the system will reflect it.

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The new Android Go version displays personalized articles and content when you swipe left from your home screen. You can also find short videos and game updates from your favorite sports teams in the Discover feed.

The new Go Edition update brings many of the Android 13 feature like Notification Permissions, and the ability to specify languages per app. Google stated that devices running Android 13 will be available in 2023..

In September Google raised the minimum RAM requirement to 2GB to launch or update Android 13. devices.

The company also develops local forks for Android Go to provide a personalized user experience. The company partnered last year with Indian telecom giant Jio in order to launch a $87 phone called JioPhone Next, which runs an forked version Android Go.