Final week, we spotted references to “system updates” occurring through the Google Play Retailer. This characteristic — which particularly delivers a “Google System Update” — seems to be reside as a part of Android Q.
One Pixel three consumer working the Android Q Beta on Reddit at this time encountered a “Google System Update” notification that was described as being “similar to one you get for an app update” relatively than a full OS OTA. It proceeded to obtain a file and mechanically restart the machine.
Throughout the boot course of, the ‘G’ emblem appeared in opposition to a white background with a loading indicator under it. This course of didn’t ship a full OS replace because the construct quantity remained unchanged.
Sadly, this consumer was not in a position to seize every other screenshots of the method, together with whether or not there’s an in-app UI past that notification. After the restart accomplished, the consumer was not capable of finding any hint of what modified. This might be indicative of Google nonetheless testing out the method on a small scale, however hopefully the Play Retailer positive factors a display that discloses what precisely was downloaded and up to date within the background.
Our APK Insight last week noticed such an interface that sounds fairly just like the outdated “System update available” display.
Google has but to element every other kind of “System Update” past the monthly OTAs patches and new variations that customers are already acquainted with. Any announcement would probably come at I/O 2019 when the corporate has a developer viewers that would profit from extra frequent backend updates and options.