Android 12 Go also features a new recent apps page that provides users with the ability to both listen to the news and translate any displayed content into their preferred language. Nearby Share will also let users to share apps with other devices. Android 12 Go edition customers will be able to implement Guest profiles right from the lock screen.
A new Privacy Dashboard, similar to what we saw on Android 12, will provide users with visibility into which apps are using sensitive data elements such as location, microphone, and camera. Users may now also activate the Approximate location option, which provides apps with an approximation of their location rather than their exact location, which could be abused by rogue apps.
New Functionality in Android 12
Longer Battery Life
Android 12 (Go edition) will automatically save battery life and storage space by hibernating apps that haven’t been used for an extended period of time, which is particularly useful for devices with limited storage space. In the meanwhile, the revised Files Go app will allow you to restore deleted files within 30 days, allowing you to comfortably delete unused files to save up space.
Faster App Launches
Apps on your Android 12 (Go edition) device will launch up to 30 percent quicker and with smoother animation, meaning there will be no more blank screens waiting. In addition, we’ve built the SplashScreen API so that all developers may offer a uniformly seamless experience when users run their applications.
More Intelligent Features
Android 12 (Go version) makes it easier to comprehend your information. By navigating to your recent apps page, you may get options to listen to the news and translate any on-screen text into your favorite language.
Improved App Sharing
Apps are integral to the smartphone experience, but downloading them may incur additional data fees. With Android 12 (Go edition), you will be able to share apps directly with nearby devices using Nearby Share and Gorogle Play to conserve data.
Facilitated Device Sharing
Share your device with friends and family without privacy concerns. We’re enhancing the guest user experience on Android 12 (Go edition) by making profiles instantly accessible from the lock screen. You will be able to effortlessly switch to a guest profile before sharing your device and reset it once they’re through.
More Privacy Control
Android 12 (Go edition) will provide more visibility into which apps are accessing your data, as well as more control over how much private information apps may access.
We are achieving this by introducing a new privacy dashboard. You will see an overview of which apps are accessing sensitive data, like the microphone, and can remove permissions as necessary. In addition, the new privacy indicator in the status bar will indicate when an app is accessing your microphone or camera.
We’re also providing you with greater control over the information you share with apps. With the new approximate location permissions, you can restrict apps from seeing your specific position and only your estimated location. By limiting your weather app to your approximate location, for instance, you will still receive an accurate forecast.
Enjoy these upcoming features and be on the lookout for new Android 12 (Go edition) devices in 2022.