The update process of smartphones is very complex. Despite the fact that, unlike computers based on Windows, they install updates pretty quickly, instead of forcing the user to wait for half an hour, it’s still uncomfortable. But if you get rid of a restart to apply the changes, apparently, is impossible, then smooth out the process, reducing the number of stages, in principle, possible. Google gradually corrects existing deficiencies in the system updates, however the most significant changes have to occur in the future.
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All know that after installing the updates and rebooting the smartphone need to have to enter a password because the apparatus adopts no biometrics. If this is not done, the upgrade process will not actually be completed, and the apparatus until unlocked is in limbo and cannot perform any functions. The result is a smartphone that will be updated in the night, can’t send notifications from apps or launch the camera or even update in the background, installed software, if you enable the auto-update mechanism.
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Google wants Android does not ask for a password after installing updates, applying changes automatically. Actually to implement such a mechanism more complicated than it seems. The fact that the need of unlocking arises from security concerns. Every time there is a reboot, the partition operating system, which is responsible for encryption of the data is locked, and needs unlocking, which essentially is a permit for the application contained in the update innovations.
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To exclude this stage of the upgrade process, Google will have to process a data encryption system, and it is quite difficult. Still to sacrifice the safety of users, the company can not. After all, any, not even the most significant relief can lead to the risk of interception of data, which in any case should not be allowed so as not to undermine the already shaky credibility Android. Why wait for a planned change in the method of installing updates is worth the wait no earlier than Android 11, which will be released only next year.
How to change the Android update process
Despite the apparent insignificance of the upcoming innovations, it confirms that Google is not very happy with the Android update process. For this reason the company decided to add in the operating system timer for the updates, as is done on iOS. There is a special mechanism in advance to prompt the user for permission to update, making it not at the moment, when the restart can be undesirable, and night. All that is required from user is to confirm the setup password, and in the morning to have an updated gadget.
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Most likely, Google will continue to improve the system of Android updates, and soon we will see the mechanism to install updates in the background. Such a possibility, in my opinion, is one of the most valuable, because it can make the upgrade process more seamless. Of course, it is quite difficult to implement from a technical point of view, because developers will have to shovel all code OS, but I think in the next year or two this feature on Android too, we’ll see.