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No current Android phone will get Android N’s most exciting new feature

It’s a good idea of Google to automate updates. This should help them to have less OS fragmentation and up-to-date devices that are less prone to security risks.

However, I wonder why they chose such a complicated method. The article says, it’s nothing that Apple has done but Apple’s “badge system” sounds easier. Users do not manually need to repartition their phones or even buy a new one. I also wonder whether the updates are always downloaded no matter what Internet connection or only when in Wifi. Otherwise, it could lower the data volume very quickly. We will see…


One of the most exciting features coming in Android N is one that doesn’t have an iPhone equivalent, and it concerns systems updates. Google adapted one of the features from Chrome OS for Android in order to offer users quick and hassle-free updates. Unfortunately, this amazing feature won’t be available on any of the existing devices out there, ever after they’re updated to Android N. So the Galaxy S7, the HTC 10, LG G5, or any other hot flagship handset will not get this awesome new feature. In fact, not even Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P owners will be able to enjoy it.

That might sound somewhat strange given that Google’s Nexus devices are typically able to take advantage of all new Android features. But this one is apparently too complex to be enabled remotely on these devices, Android Police reports.

The way the feature works is pretty simple. Any system updates following Android N’s release will…

Read the entire article from BGR here: No current Android phone will get Android N’s most exciting new feature


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