Why isn't Intercept X for Mobile available for Android Go?

Among other Sophos products, I've been using the Android app since it was known as Sophos Mobile Security. When I wanted to install it on a new tablet, however, I found that it's not available for this device (a 4th Gen Lenovo Tab M8 which arrived with Android 12 Go and has been updated to Android 13).

I did find this under "System requirements" in the release notes:  "Sophos Intercept X for Mobile doesn’t support devices running Android (Go edition), also known as Android Go."

Why isn't Intercept X for Mobile supported on Android Go?  I trust this software and especially appreciate the additional tools, like the QR Code Scanner, Authenticator, and (as a long time KeePass user) the Password Safe, and I'd really like to have consistent protection across my devices, including this new tablet.



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[edited by: Gladys at 4:05 PM (GMT -8) on 2 Jan 2024]