Not everybody can afford a great smartphone with plenty of RAM, internal storage, and a great processor. This means some apps won’t work so well on some phones, so developers thought of a solution. This solution is represented by Lite versions of apps, which require less resources. Since not all people know these exist, Google has started recommending them more on the Play Store.
Lite versions of apps are extremely useful for some users
Phones with limited resources should be able to run any kind of apps the users want. However, this becomes impossible if you have low RAM and internal storage, and plenty of things installed. One great solution is using Lite versions of apps instead of the full-fledged ones. You might know they exist, but other people might not be aware of it.
Google found out about this problem, and decided it was time to change it. One solution would be to advertise these Lite versions of apps more on the Play Store. If a user stumbles upon an app that has a Lite version available, Google will let them know about it. It will display a message saying “Comparable app available”.
Google will start recommending Lite versions on the Play Store
This should get anyone interested to check out these Lite versions of apps, which need less RAM and less memory to run. Also, they are perfect for a poorer internet connection, so don’t worry if your smartphone has a poorer processor. Once you tap that View button, Play Store will take you to that particular Lite version.
In case you weren’t aware of it, most apps have a Lite version. Probably, the most popular ones are Facebook and Messenger Lite, as well as Skype Lite. However, you might not even get the chance to see these Lite versions of apps in the Play Store. For these recommendations, Google targeted those users from areas where internet connection is pretty poor. Therefore, you probably won’t see the Lite versions if you live in the US.
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