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Android 10 Go is a faster and safer update to Google's lightweight operating system

Google has detailed it latest version of Android Go, lightweight operating system are intended for low-power devices with less than 1.5 GB RAM. With Android 10 (Go edition), Google says it has improved the speed and security of the operating system. Switching between apps is now faster and more memory efficient and apps should be started 10 percent faster than in the previous version of the operating system.

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Android 10 Go also sees the introduction of Adiantum, the new coding standard intended for low-power devices that Google first announced earlier this year. Google said earlier that Adiantum is five times faster than the typical AES encoding of Android on low-power devices and that no specialized hardware is required to run, making strong encoding on cheaper devices much more feasible.

Since its introduction in 2018, Google says that 1,600 Android Go devices have been released by 500 manufacturers in more than 180 countries. According to Google, the operating system can be found in around 80 percent of the new entry level Android phones, making it a very important operating system for anyone who cannot afford it or wants to spend more than is needed on a smartphone.

Google expects the first devices with Android 10 (Go edition) to be released later this fall.