The Google are seems to the made it mandatory for the smartphone vendors on support (seamless updates) on all the devices running to Android 11 out-of-the-box. Some new change would help user as the updates in including security patches & new software versions — will get installed in the background, seamlessly upon enabling the fresh support. The Android maker hasn’t yet announced any details for it is found to have tweaked its Vendor Test Suite (VTS) to check for devices running Android 11 and later include support for virtual A/B partition structures. The is required to enable the seamless updates on Android devices.
Presence of the virtual A/B partition it will be mandatory to the pass the VTS & receive support for preloaded Google apps, as a highlight by a commit to the AOSP Gerrit, it has been spotted by XDA Developers. These commit reads Require Virtual A/B on R launches.It shows the Android team at Google are made to it mandatory for the Android vendors to the virtual A/B partition structure in place to pass the VTS.
The Virtual A/B partition are structure enables space for the storing a backup system these image while downloading an the update. This helps to get it rolled back to the previous software version in case these new update gets failed to install on the hardware or if the update process goes wrong.The most advanced & important use of the virtual A/B partition is to enable seamless These updates on devices that can be installed in the background. The is unlike the it regular updates that require users to put their phones idle to install the new software package.
The Google brought are concept of the seamless updates to the Android back in the 2016. Next time a user powers up their device,The new devices can automatically & seamlessly switch into the new updated come system image, The Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, Android, are said in a keynote at Google I/O 2016 while explain the seamless update process. Feature are borrowed from Chrome OS.
Google Android Nougat also enable the seamless updates on new Google Nexus devices. Its up until now, Google hasn’t made it the mandatory for the smartphone company to the provide a new experience to all their customers. Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) for the Android devices recommends A/B partitions, though.
The Manufacturers such as a HTC, LG, OnePlus, & Sony Company do have the A/B partition structure on their devices to enable seamless updates. It can also notice its presence on Google Nexus & Pixel devices. But n companies such as Huawei & Samsung haven’t provided the advanced — and convenience — feature even on their flagships.