Google today released a low-end version of Android 13 that follows the release of Android 13 back in August. Introducing Android 13 (Go).

It’s hard to believe, but the Android Go edition has been around for five years, and there are over 250 million monthly active devices running some form of it, with low-end SoCs, limited RAM, and limited storage.

A major focus of Android 13 (Go edition) is reliability, usability, and customization. With this release, Go devices can receive important software updates outside of major Android releases via Google Play System Updates.

Go edition devices now have the Google Discover feed, which can be found to the left of your leftmost home screen in many skins. A new design language, Material You, has also been launched, which has been restricted to non-Go edition Android devices so far.

You can customize your phone’s entire color scheme based on your wallpaper. The system doesn’t change automatically when you set a wallpaper – you get four color schemes to choose from.

As well as these features, some key ones introduced in Android 13 will also be included in the Go edition, such as notification permissions and app language preferences. By 2023, Google expects new devices running Android 13 (Go edition) to be available.