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Technology Google says it's getting better at updating phones, a persistent problem for Android

05:05  10 july  2020
05:05  10 july  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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When I update it (via ADB or any other way), it fails to update properly and crashes. Is there a way to update an app with persistent =true? Or is it an expected behavior, such app cannot The problem is that until device is rebooted the app crashes and keeps crashing in a loop since its process getting

When it tries again, you'll get a notification. Open the notification and tap the update action. Update Android version for security updates . Pixel phones install downloaded Android updates in the background. The installed updates become active the next time that you restart your phone .

Google has been dogged for years with a major problem when it comes to Android, its mobile operating system: Updates to the software can be hard to implement, leading to inconsistencies and outdated features for users. The search giant on Thursday, though, said it's getting better at updating Android because of under-the-hood tweaks and policy changes it's made with the software.

a close up of a cell phone: Google said it's updating Android devices faster than it did before. Sarah Tew/CNET © Provided by CNET Google said it's updating Android devices faster than it did before. Sarah Tew/CNET

Google said that last year's version of the software, Android 10, was running on 100 million devices five months after it launched, an adoption rate almost 30 percent faster than the version released a year before. The search giant also said it rolled out its COVID-19 contact tracing tools, part of a joint project with Apple, to 2 billion devices over the span of a month.

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Editor’ s note: Is your problem related to Google Home and not an Android device? Check out this guide instead. I’m sure you all know how to reboot your Android device, but I’ll go through the process anyway just in case. All you have to do is press and hold the power button on your device for

Android is the most dominant mobile operating system in the world, powering almost nine out of 10 smartphones shipped globally. But Google's biggest challenge with new versions of Android is actually getting them on people's phones -- a problem the industry calls "fragmentation" -- since wireless carriers and handset makers can slow down the process.

The problem highlights one of Google's biggest obstacles when it comes to competing with Apple. In contrast to Android, 92% of Apple's iPhones are on iOS 13, the previous version of its operating system. The company announced iOS 14 late last month.

One reason for the faster uptake of Android updates is Project Treble, an initiative announced three years ago that tries to clear away some of the roadblocks between consumers and new versions of Android.

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Update 2: I disabled all syncing under Settings -> Accounts. This seems to reduce CPU usage a bit more, and battery drop seems to have dropped As far as I can tell (due to not being able to find it ) the source code for com. google . android .gms. persistent is not open source or available online anywhere.

Android error : com. google . android .gms. persistent E/NetworkScheduler: Invalid component specified. Ask Question. My project android have error when i using admob run in android 5. 1 application show log error

Though Google develops Android, it's up to device makers and wireless carriers to sign off on it before it gets to consumers. That's because they usually add their own apps and flourishes, then have to test everything before putting it on phones and other gadgets. But even before the software gets to handset makers such as Samsung and LG, or carriers such as Verizon and AT&T, it makes a pit stop with chipmakers like Qualcomm.

a close up of electronics: Google headquarters in Mountain View, California © Stephen Shankland/CNET

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California

With Project Treble, Google separated out the particular code that chipmakers care about to make it easier for them to find everything in one place. The goal is to cut the amount of time it takes for updates to flow down the pipeline from chipmakers to device makers.

Google also said Thursday it's also relied on a set of tools called Google Play Services to push faster updates. The tools lets Android sidestep some fragmentation issues by pushing updates directly, without the approval of device and wireless partners. The company normally uses Google Play Services to update its own apps, like Gmail and Maps, and to push changes like a new app icon.

Google used Play Services in May to roll out the company's tools for contact tracing. The software update was part of a joint project with Apple to use iPhones and Android phones to track the spread of COVID-19. Google said Thursday it pushed out the software to 2 billion devices in four weeks.

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