Google to set new guidelines for Android 11 and Android Go devices

July 23, 2020

Devices should have at least 2GB of RAM.

With the impending release of Android 11 in just a few months, Google is now releasing new guidelines as to how smartphones will use future versions of Android. Since newer software would now require faster hardware, it is inevitable that minimum requirements will be changed. In the case of Android devices, 2GB of RAM is now the minimum limit.

These details were seen on a leaked configuration guide for Android 11 Go Edtion where it also detailed hardware requirements for slower devices. It states that Google Mobile Services need at least 2GB of RAM to work while preloading Google Play will need at least 512MB of RAM. 

Additionally for Android Go’s minimum requirement of 1GB RAM will also be changed to 2GB. Google also states that any Android smartphone that has 2GB of RAM or lower should launch as an Android Go device. 

It looks like Google is streamlining the requirements for Android devices, which is great considering the plethora of manufacturers that use Google’s open-source mobile operating system. 

The new Android guidelines will apply to new smartphones releasing later this year. Android 11 is scheduled to release in the next couple of months.

by Victor
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