Android N’s Seamless Update Feature will not be Supported by Current Nexus Devices: On Wednesday, Google at its I/O conference revealed the upcoming improvements to Android N and many of which were included in Android n Developer preview 3. During the keynote the company confirmed that the Android n will bring the ‘Seamless Updates’ that is a feature borrowed from Chrome OS. However, we now know that the feature will be limited to the next-generation Nexus devices.
Android N’s Seamless Update Feature will not be Supported by Current Nexus Devices
The older generation of Nexus devices cannot support the feature because the Android Police has learned that Android N’s Seamless update feature has some of the technical requirements. It remains to be seen if OEMs implement that the requirements in their upcoming devices.
On Wednesday, Dave Burke the VP of Engineering at the keynote has explained that the new ‘Seamless Update’, i.e. when the next time a user powers up their device then new devices can seamlessly and automatically switch into the new updated system image.
In case of the ‘Seamless Updates’, the system updates usually come in the form of the deltas that means only the parts of the system that changed can be downloaded to a backup boot partition. The backup partition becomes the primary on the restart. Users can revert the system to use the previous partition in case there is a problem with the update.
It means that we have to wait for new Nexus devices to see how the ‘Seamless Update’ feature works on the mobile devices that are running on Android N.
At I/O, the Google also released that the Android N Developer Preview 3 that was claimed by Google to be the first beta-quality candidate that will be very suitable to test on the user’s primary tablet or smartphone.
Some productivity features are added in the Android N that includes quick switching between the apps for easy multi-window support, better notifications and easy multi-tasking. One of the highlights of the keynote was the introduction of the ‘Assistant’, and this is an upcoming expansion of Google’s search tools.