Google has raised the minimum requirements for Android 13 Go Edition to be able to run. This new version will not work on phones with only 1 GB of RAM.
The new version of Google’s operating system, Android 13 Go Edition, which is already on 250 million smartphones. And it is designed for entry-level phones with basic specs, will have higher minimum requirements for running. Because of the new features, like the new design style called Material You and other improvements that were carried over from Android 13, the minimum amount of RAM and storage is a lot higher than in previous versions.
Up until now, Android Go was made for phones with less than 2 GB of RAM. This version of the Android operating system needed at least 1 GB of RAM to run versions 11 and 12 of Android. Android Go 13, on the other hand, needs at least 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage space, as The Verge shows.
If a manufacturer wants to bet on this new OS, it must start with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Smartphones with less powerful specs than those listed will also not be able to update to this version.
Android 13 Go Edition keeps its core, but adds features
Yes, the rise in the minimum requirements for it to work is not for nothing. Android 13 Go Edition still lets you download lighter versions of the most popular apps. It also limits some system features, like animations or other interface elements that can hurt performance. But they have new features that come from Android 12 and 13. Material You is one of them. You can also change the colors of the interface to match the colors of your desktop background.
There are also new permissions for notifications and the ability to change the language for each app. That is, you can set up each app to use a different language, even if the system language is English. Another new thing is that you can now install security patches for your system through Google Play. Also, Google Discover is a part of it. This, in fact, makes Android 13 Go Edition use more resources, even though it will have more restrictions than the regular version of Android 13.
Google has said that the first phones with Android 13 Go Edition will come out in 2023. At the moment, no smartphone maker has said when their current phones will be updated.