More improvements for Android on entry-level phones

Google has detailed some of the new features of the Go edition of Android 10, the version of Android designed specifically for lower-end devices.

First, this new release helps you switch between apps faster and in a memory-efficient way. Speed and reliability are also enhanced—apps now launch 10 percent faster than they did on Android 9 (Go edition).

Encryption underpins our digital security, as it protects your data even if your device falls into the wrong hands. That’s why Android 10 (Go edition) includes a new form of encryption, built by Google for entry-level smartphones, called Adiantum. Up until now, not all entry-level smartphones were able to encrypt data without affecting device performance.

Encryption on every Android phone, regardless of specifications, is a huge deal. Good move.