Android 12 could finally make third-party app store updates less annoying


One of the things we love about Android is that it supports third-party app stores. This means that if you can’t find what you’re looking for on Google Play, no worries, just use a third-party store and they might have what you’re looking for. The downside is that when it comes to updates, it can be a pain.

This is because users tend to be prompted constantly whether or not they want to update an app from a third-party store. This is versus Google Play where the updates can take place in the background, making it more efficient. The good news is that with Android 12, that could change.

XDA Developers has found developer documentation that essentially outlines how Android will handle these types of situations. This comes in the form of a new API that if a third-party app store were to use, it would allow it to install updates for its apps without user intervention and manually accepting the update.

This will save users a lot of time especially if there are a lot of apps to update, and as XDA points out, it will put the experience on par with the Play Store. Android 12 is currently in beta and is available for download if you’re interested and have a compatible device.

Source: XDA Developers

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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