Google has been working on improving and refining the Android operating system for more than 12 years, so it understands all the shortcomings and shortcomings that this software contains better than anyone else. This platform was released in September 2019 in the version of Android 10, which received a number of new functions, an enhanced system of protection against espionage and identity theft, and at the same time a lot of other innovations that had a positive effect on the experience of using mobile devices. Nevertheless, the “search giant” is not going to be satisfied with what has already been achieved, doing everything possible to ensure that as many people as possible are satisfied with its software, but in this particular case it is precisely about phone users, while the developers will have “not sweet “.
As it became known today, April 9, 2020, from the resource XDA Developers, the rules for releasing updates for smartphones, tablets and other devices based on Android will change in the coming days. For many years now, Google has been using a new approach to updates in its Pixel electronic devices, thanks to which the smartphone can be used during the installation of the new firmware, and, moreover, there is no need to reboot at the end of such a process. This update method is currently also found in some modern smartphone models from OnePlus, LG, HTC, Motorola, Google, ASUS and Sony, however, some brands, unfortunately, have not started using it.
The essence of this process of installing updates is very simple, because during the start of this, a separate section is created inside Android, where all new updated files are saved. In this case, the phone continues to work on the old OS. Then, when this very section is fully prepared, the user is switched to it, while the old one ceases to be relevant, and is eventually deleted. Such an update scheme allows you to use a mobile device during the update process, and it also does not even need to be rebooted, although “just in case” this is still done so that no bugs or other problems are guaranteed to occur. This update process is difficult to implement, especially for small updates, because it requires introducing special markup into the firmware.
It is reported that with the release of the Android 11 operating system this year, such rules will become mandatory for all brands, without exception, while the other day Google is going to warn all developers from large companies about this so that they can start studying the official documentation on this topic now. shedding light on how to implement seamless updates. Such a new feature is guaranteed to have a positive effect on the experience of using mobile devices running Android, however, such a forced decision has one downside – some companies may well simply terminate software support for their phones ahead of time, without releasing a new OS for it, so that an extra just don’t bother with the new update rules.