now you can know what’s new in each update

A Google Play system update is available every month on the latest Android smartphones. Until now, the user was not aware of the detailed content of these. Google has decided to make all this much clearer.

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While Android 13 is just beginning to unveil itself, Google has decided to be more transparent about the contents of the monthly updates of the Google Play system. Since the arrival of this type of update with Android 10, the Mountain View company has implemented an automation principle: Google Play patches are downloaded automatically by the phone.

Everything is done so that the user has no manipulation to do, except to restart his device for the application of the new features. If the user goes to their settings and “Google Play System Update”, they can see if it is up to date. If this month’s Google Play system update was downloaded without rebooting the device for installation, you will be notified.

The goal is to make it all as discreet and fluid as possible. But knowing what each update includes is still too often a mystery.

Access to the summary of Google Play updates

To remedy this and finally know the details of each patch, Google has apparently changed its strategy somewhat. The company has in fact recently set up a new support page which details all the fixes present in the updates of the Google Play system.

The first patch to take advantage of this new feature was that of December 2021. You will know that these updates contain “ bug fixes related to device connectivity, security and emergencies, system management, diagnostics and multimedia services“. And this, for smartphones, tablets or even Wear OS and Android Auto. The December update also improved “ battery life, device connectivity, network usage, privacy, stability, security, and ease of use“.

For the January 2022 patch, downloading apps from the Google Play Store will be optimized for installation “ faster and more reliable“. We will also note improvements made to the management of the system and in particular time zones.

We can only welcome this greater transparency, which allows us to better understand the new features brought by these updates, which usually went a little under the radar.

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