Google may soon change the way you get Android updates on your smartphone

If you are an Android smartphone user, you must be aware of how Google sends a system update over-the-air to handsets. Usually, you get a notification alert tapping on which opens the smartphone settings app and the particular section from where you can download and install the new version. However, soon there might be a major change in the way your handsets get Android system updates if the latest strings of codes decompiled by Play Store version 14.5.52 are to be believed.

Discovered by 9to5Google, the new version includes strings of codes that suggest the future system updates can come from Play Store instead of the Settings app. So, in future, you may have to open Google Play Store to update the smartphone. This move will also make it the sole platform for all the updates – both system updates and app updates.

It has been explained that the update interface could be similar to what Pixel users have been viewing since forever now. There will be a ‘Download & Install’ button along with certain prompts guiding users through the entire update process. Once the handset has been updated, they will also get an ‘All good! Update complete’ prompt.

The strings from the Play Store also reveal that users may see prompts like ‘Downloading…’, ‘Installing…’, ‘Almost there…’, ‘Successfully updated’ and more. It is not for sure when Google plans to bring this change. All eyes on Google IO 2019 conference now.
The conference is supposed to take place from May 7 and go through May 9. It will be taking place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, US. At the keynote, Google is expected to drop more details on Android Q, which has already been revealed. Recently, the search giant rolled out Android Q’s second developer beta, revealing a bunch of features.


Author: Ayaan