Android 8.0 OTA Updates Will Still Work Even If You Have 1 KB Of Space
Android 8.0 OTA Updates Will Still Work Even If You Have 1 KB Of Space

We all know that when a system update arrives on an Android device, the first reaction from many people is, ‘Do I have free space to download?’. Typically, a major update takes up to more than 1 GB of storage. However, now the tech giant Google finally found the solution for this issue.

Android 8.0 OTA Updates Will Still Work Even If You Have 1 KB Of Space

When a system update arrives on an Android device, the first reaction from many people is, “Wow, am I awake?” And the second is: “Do I have free space to download this update?”. Typically, a major update may temporarily take up to more than 1 GB of storage.

However, let me tell you people, a good news about the tech giant Google’s upcoming Android operating system update, of course, the Android 8.0 will not make you worry about your space left on your device.

According to the media channel “The Ars Technica”, the latest version of the tech giant Google’s operating system Android 8.0 documentation clearly describes a feature called “streaming updates.” Basically, this new feature simply allows a new version of the Android operating system to be installed directly on the system partition, without requiring a previous download of the entire package.

In practice, this new extraordinary feature will simply decrease the gigabyte free space requirement to just 100 KB or even less than that. As we all know that the Android 7.0 Nougat arrived with a feature that allows you to update the system in a more transparent way.

As it works like this: there are two system partitions on your smartphone; One is partition A (you can save whatever you want, and it contains the current version of the Android operating system running), and the other is partition B (a reserved place where the original Android files are stored).

Today, in order to update Android, you need to download a large package in partition A, restart the device, and then wait a few minutes for the files to be replaced in partition B.

While with the streaming updates, you can simply continue to use your smartphone normally in partition A, as the System files are downloaded and updated in the background directly in partition B. Then after the download gets over just restart and use the new version of the Android operating system.

The tech giant Google documentation also tells you that the news will be released for Android 7.0 devices through a Google Play Services update – so we’re likely to see the news even before the release of latest version of the Android operating system, of course, Android O.

So, what do you think about this new feature of the tech giant Google’s operating system Android? Simply share your views and thoughts in the comment section below.



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