Updating apps on Android phones is set to get better
Tech giant Google has announced a new set of features as part of the Android App Bundle tool at its Android Dev Summit. The new features includes in-app updates API which will enable the developers to aggressively push users to update the app.
The company said, “We’ve heard that you’d like more controls to ensure that users are running the latest and greatest version of your app. To address this, we’re launching an In-app Updates API. We’re testing the API with early access partners and will be launching it to all developers soon.”
The developers will have two options to choose from — one is the full screen update in which the user is prohibited from using the app until the update is completed. Second option is flexible and will allow user to continue using the app even when the app is being updated. As per the official blog post, said, “You can completely customize the update flow so it feels like part of your app.” An API offers developers all the tools and building blocks required by them to create applications.
Recently, a new report has surfaced online suggesting that Google might launch two new mid-range smartphones next year. Earlier this year it was rumoured that the company might launch a budget Pixel smartphone this year, but the company only launched its high-end flagship smartphones.
A new code has been found in the latest ARCore APK which hints towards a new midrange smartphone from Google. Codenamed as Bonito the smartphone can come with another mid-range Pixel smartphone codenamed Sargo. There are chances that the new smartphones from Google will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 processor.