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Google to raise the RAM requirements for Android, make Android GO mandatory if a phone doesn’t meet them

July 22, 2020

There’s a class of ultra-budget devices that you might not be familiar with (since they’re not very popular in the States) that run a special version of Android called Android Go. Android Go comes with lighter and less demanding versions of Google’s apps as well and is meant for phones that have under 1GB of RAM.

But that is going to change soon if a leaked Google document unearthed by XDAdevelopers turns out to be true. The file, called “Android 11 Go edition Device Configuration Guide”, highlights some new rules manufacturers will have to adhere to if they want Google Services on their devices. Here are some of them:

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