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In flexible app update function, it allows Android users to keep using the app even while it is being updated.

For less urgent stuff, the new tools will let the app update in the background, even while it's being used. That update is then downloaded and installed right then and there, from within the app itself. It's a win for users who don't want to be bothered with the nuisance of updating as well as a win for developers, who want you using the latest version of their app.

According to the example provided by Google, the first one - called "immediate in-app update" - will also have an on-screen pop up, letting you know that an update is available.




Google announced the In-App Updates API during its Android Dev Summit.

What Cuthbertson is referring to is the In-App Updates API, which gives developers two new ways to update their apps: immediate and flexible.

Sure, the Play Store isn't ideal and you can still install a malicious app once in a while, but Google says that "Android devices that only download apps from Google Play are 9 times less likely to get a PHA than devices that download apps from other sources". Developers will also be able to customize the update flow so it feels like it is part of the app. We think so simply because it looks like you have to actively seek out the update, instead of having a pop up appear on your screen. "We're testing the API with early access partners and will be launching it to all developers soon". Well, despite the announcement, there's no exact time given by Google as to when we will see the API working on Android devices.