Whereas Samsung did an ideal job permitting customers to replace to Android 12 quicker than standard, the corporate has nonetheless not added Android’s “Seamless Replace” characteristic. With the characteristic, firmware updates are put in on a secondary petition even with the telephone in use.
After the telephone is rebooted, the secondary partition turns into the primary one decreasing the updating telephone’s downtime to the time wanted to reboot it; as soon as the telephone is rebooted, the modifications from the replace are made.
Samsung as soon as once more fails to incorporate Android’s “Seamless Replace” characteristic on its flagship telephones
Actually, Google first launched “Seamless Replace” in 2016 and it has appeared on each single Pixel handset since. The primary Pixel telephones additionally had been launched by Google in 2016.
Google confuses Android telephone producers about whether or not the a/b partition is required to make use of GSM
The CDD merely says that Android telephone producers “SHOULD help a/b system updates,” which isn’t as demanding as saying that Android telephone producers MUST help a/b system updates. By not utilizing the “Seamless Replace” characteristic on its flagship Galaxy telephones, Samsung is forcing its prospects to go with out using their handsets whereas they’re being up to date.
Whereas being and not using a telephone for a couple of minutes won’t appear to be an enormous deal to most well-adjusted folks, it does stop the updating system from making an emergency name. Properly-adjusted or not, in case your automotive has damaged down in an space the place even COVID is afraid to go and the sound of gunshots is getting nearer, you’ll be cursing the shortage of a/b partition help in your Galaxy S22 Extremely.
Nonetheless, we’re positive that Pixel customers (and people with different manufacturers of Android telephones that use the “Seamless Replace”) are completely satisfied to know that whereas within the technique of downloading and putting in an Android replace, their system is not shut down till the replace has been accomplished.