Android Will Soon Allow In-App Updates

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When enabled, users will be able to continue using an app while an update is downloaded.

Google announced today that their Android Files Go storage app is being rebranded to the new name of Files by Google and that in less than a year, they have 30 million monthly users all over the world. After the user opens an app, a full-screen prompt to update is launched that prevents users from using the app until it has been updated. The API will give developers a couple options when it comes to updates. Google has introduced new tools and features at Android Developer Summit. Originally created to help Android users in certain countries that do not have a lot of storage on their mobile devices, the app was quickly adopted worldwide. Google has added widely requested features in the latest In-app Updates API.

Google also provided some updates to Kotlin, which according to GitHub, is the fastest-growing language in terms of contributors. There is no specific date mentioned by Google as to when we will see the API in use on Android apps. If a player opts into the update, the new version is then downloaded in the background while the app remains running and can either be installed once it's complete or the next time the app is minimized or closed.

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Android device makers, led by Samsung, are expected to start releasing foldable phones next year.

Google also rolled out Instant discovery that allows to easily adopt the new kind of apps.

Overall, it's a good package of announcements that Google went live at Android Developers summit.

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