Android Will Soon Let You Update Its Apps While You're Still Using Them

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Android Will Soon Let You Update Its Apps While You're Still Using Them

There was plenty of Samsung buzz coming out of two individual events this week, not the least of which included the unveiling of its yet-unnamed foldable device. Another neat reveal coming out of the Android Dev Summit, however, is a feature that will allow users to continue using Android apps while they're being updated.

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A new Android API will allow Android users to keep using an app even while it is being updated. The In-app Updates API is being tested with Android's early access partners, and will soon be distributed to all developers. The latter will have two different options to choose from. One is a full-screen update where the app user is prevented from using the app until the update has been completed.

Google Will Enable Android Users To Work Within Apps While They Are Updated

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Waiting for an app to update is not the end of the world, but it can certainly be very irritating. There soon may be a way to work around this annoyance; Google recently announced at the Android Dev Summit that users will be able to continue to use an app during less serious updates.