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Android apps will update while you're using them

09 November 2018, 04:42 | Jodi Jackson

The dangerous apps are disguised as device boosters and cleaners daily horoscopes and battery managers

The dangerous apps are disguised as device boosters and cleaners daily horoscopes and battery managers

What it does do, however, is ensure that users can keep using the app indefinitely, rather than be stuck in a remote location with an edge connection (yes, some places still have those) waiting for a 48MB app to update. Along with users, App developers will also benefit from the latest In-app updates API.

The feature was announced as part of Android's In-App Updates API, which Google said is now being tested and will launch to developers soon.

It has been a year since Google launched its "Files Go" app, which was primarily created to free up storage on smartphones with limited built-in storage, and apparently the app is successful enough to earn a rebranding.

What Cuthbertson is referring to is the In-App Updates API, which gives developers two new ways to update their apps: immediate and flexible.


Anyway, given its success-the app is used by over 30 million users each month-Google is rebranding Files Go to Files by Google.

In the second immediate option, users are given a full-screen update message for forcefully updating their apps. Another neat reveal coming out of the Android Dev Summit, however, is a feature that will allow users to continue using Android apps while they're being updated. If you want to find and download Files by Google for the first time, you'll just need to search "Files by Google" in the Google Play app store (or just click that link at the start of this sentence). You can completely customise the update flow so it feels like part of your app. Once the update is downloaded, simply restart the app and you're done.

For now, the new In-app Updates API will only be available to Android developers who are early access partners.



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