Believe it or not, we still find mobile phones with 1GB of RAM on the market, but they will probably cease to exist soon. Google recently announced that the new Android 13 will not be compatible with cell phones that have less than 2 GB of RAM. That is, if you have a device that has 1GB of RAM, you will not be able to download the new operating system update, which translates into a slowdown of the cell phone.
In addition to not being able to update cell phones with Android 13, Google argues that new applications for phones with less than 2GB of RAM cannot be launched. To do this, the company has updated the minimum hardware requirements that are requested from manufacturers so that they can be compatible with the Android operating system. Within the new parameters, the Mountain View company explained that manufacturers who want to integrate the Android system must develop (at least) cell phones with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
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It should be clear that these new parameters were established specifically for Android 13, which means that manufacturers who want to launch cell phones with less than 2GB of RAM will be able to do so, but with Android 12. But, although the most logical thing is that, once the cell phone goes on the market, it can be updated with Android 13 , it will not be possible due to the new restrictions. Similarly, it is no secret to anyone that these very low-end cell phones rarely receive updates.
And well, anyone would think that we can always resort to Android Go, the version of the operating system designed for low-end phones; but the answer remains the same: no. Interestingly, the new requirements were also established for Android Go, that is, Android 11Go will not be able to be installed, nor will Android 12 Go. In short, phones with 1GB of RAM will be useless, unless they use another operating system.
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