Seamless Updates On Samsung Devices Still Not a Reality

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Samsung has recently revealed that Galaxy S23 flagship devices will come preloaded with the Android 13. This time Samsung might roll out support for seamless updates. Theoretically, this function is necessary for Google’s permission to exist. However, the reality is rather different.

With support for seamless updates (A/B), a device can automatically install updates in the background even if it is in use. Users just need to restart the device. What’s more, when something goes wrong, the device will automatically boot to a previous state as the update installs in a different partition.

The initial testers have been able to establish that the A/B updates are once again not supported in the latest Galaxy series.

Additionally, we couldn’t find any compelling argument against using this function. Especially considering that the vast majority of modern smartphones now come equipped with 256 GB of storage memory as standard. Additionally, the SoCs found in smartphones has improved greatly, making it possible to manage numerous tasks at once.

Google would require virtual A/B support for GMS licensing on handsets running Android 13 out of the box, according to earlier speculations. This indicates that Android 13 devices from manufacturers like Samsung and Oppo should now support Seamless Updates after several years of lagging behind the competition. Nevertheless, Samsung is still in not that category, at least that is what appears from reports.

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How Android Seamless Update Works?

In essence, the “seamless updates” feature on Android devices allows users to install firmware updates without turning their handsets off.

As a result, consumers are no longer subjected to the awful downtime that comes with downloading new updates. It should eliminate scenarios where consumers put off installing updates since their devices would no longer shut down for a short period of time.

Why disregard the “Seamless Updates” from Samsung?

Samsung is allegedly purposely delaying the deployment of this functionality due to storage-related concerns, according to Google.

The “seamless upgrades” to Android need a considerable increase in internal storage, which is not ideal for users with only 128 GB.

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Source: Mishaal Rahman


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