Google will speed up installation of updates on Pixel smartphones
Google wants to increase the speed of Pixel smartphone updates.
Here's What We Know
The information was shared by the Android РІсe publication and dataminer @MishaalRahman. The company will improve the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code. Thanks to this will be able to reduce the speed of installation of OTAs with a volume of 2.2 GB to 10-13 minutes (using the example of Pixel 6 Pro). That is, about 43%.
Google is working on making OTA updates faster. A new set of patches has been submitted to AOSP that speed up OTAs on devices that use the virtual A/B with compression update mechanism. Combined, these improvements bring a full OTA install time from ~23 minutes to ~13 minutes! pic.twitter.com/2hDliWzUZZ- Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) November 30, 2022
As for the smaller updates with bug fixes and security patches of around 400 MB, their installation time will be reduced from 22 minutes to 16 minutes. That is, by 27%. When the innovations will take effect - no information yet.
Source: Android Police, @MishaalRahman