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Samsung’s streak continues: no “Seamless Replace” for the Galaxy S22 sequence


Samsung's streak continues: no "Seamless Update" for the Galaxy S22 series

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 

The benefit of utilizing this method is that it permits an replace to happen with out the consumer dropping using his handset for the time it takes the replace to be put in. And if one thing goes improper whereas loading the replace, the consumer can simply roll again to the earlier model of the software program. As a result of Google determined to not power producers to make use of the “Seamless Replace” characteristic, Samsung was capable of skip it on a number of years price of  fashions.

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.

Apparently, whereas Google continues to make using the A/B partitions non-compulsory, Esper’s Mishaal Rahman famous in a tweet that Google’s documentation for  “Digital A/B Overview” says that utilizing the “Seamless Replace” characteristic is obligatory for units working Google Cellular Companies (GMS) with Android 11 and better. Rahman says, “Nonetheless, I am unable to discover any proof that it truly is a GMS requirement, so perhaps that wording got here from earlier than they scrapped it.”
The Digital A/B Overview” documentation does say, “Be aware: Digital A/B is a GMS requirement on units launching with Android 11 and better. Then again, such a requirement just isn’t discovered within the Android CDD (Compatibility Definition Doc) in response to GSMArena. The CDD acts as a tenet for producers of Android handsets and lists the precise necessities demanded by Google if a producer needs its units to work with the newest Android construct.

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.

Samsung has by no means defined why it has determined to not use the “Seamless Replace” characteristic courting again to its arrival with Android 7.1 (which got here following the discharge of the Samsung Galaxy S7). And contemplating that Samsung has gone so lengthy with out utilizing the a/b partition, we do not count on this to alter anytime quickly. In any case, not utilizing it did not cease Samsung from loading the Android 12 replace on its eligible handsets at a speedy clip.

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.



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