Android 13: Google revises hardware requirements upwards

to take advantage GSM (Google Mobile Services)These essential apps like Search, Chrome, YouTube, Play, Gmail, Drive or Google Maps, smartphones should be equipped with at least 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. This is a blow for manufacturers of very low-end devices who will no longer be able to save on such components in the future, but above all for less fortunate Android users who will have to use Android Go. .

These limitations don’t just concern future smartphones, as current smartphone owners will also need to justify 2GB of RAM and 16GB of minimum storage to upgrade to Android 13 codenamed Tiramisu, according to Android expert advisor Jason Bayton.

Android 13 is not made for minor configurations

The performance of smartphones is only advancing and all manufacturers want to follow the trend by equipping their devices more richly than ever before. The vast majority of smartphones sold in France will be able to take advantage of the Android 13 update. The least efficient smartphones rarely use the latest operating systems. Just two years ago, the barrier to enjoying Android 11 and especially GMS apps was 512MB of RAM. Google says on its site that 80% of entry-level smartphones run on Android Go and at least 16,000 models offer 2GB or less RAM. Therefore, those who will be deprived of Tiramisu are mainly residents of southern countries.

It should be noted that NearbyShare has also been approved as part of the new features offered by Android 13. This feature allows you to share files (photos, videos or even entire folders) with a single tap between nearby Android phones, tablets and other Chromebooks. Internet connection will not even be required as the system will use Wifi, Bluetooth and even NFC.

Source: XDA Developers

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