The Android Go concept is five years old, and currently, according to Google, there are more than 250 million devices in active use that run this type of Android. Go editions are made for cheap smartphones with weaker system chips, usually with little RAM and storage space, offering the most important features of Android. This does not change with the appearance of Android 13 Go Edition, the system focuses on reliability, ease of use and customization.
This is what the Material You interface will look like on Android 13 Go Edition phones. (source: Google)
It is new that system updates can now also be sent via Google Play to devices operating with the Go version, so Google can send more important fixes directly to the phone, there is no need to wait for major updates released by the manufacturer and installing them is not a problem if there is little free storage space on the device. With system 13, Google Discover will be permanently moved to the left of the main screen on the main page, and all phones running 13 Go Edition will receive the Material You design. Extended security settings are also coming, such as notifications, camera, microphone, stricter control of location access, from now on even Go versions can set a different preferred language for each application.
According to Google, the first phones equipped with the Android 13 (Go Edition) system will hit the market in 2023. The system’s minimum requirements include 2 GB of operational memory and 16 GB of storage space.