Since version 9 Pie, Google has released a new major update to Android every year between August and September. And work on the developer preview of the following version starts about six months later. In reality, the situation is even more complex because there are also Quarterly Platform Releases. Which are theoretically quarterly intermediate releases between major releases. Annually, we see discussions about how Android is constantly improving. But in this article, we will discuss if these annual updates are really necessary anymore.

No need for a new Android every year?

android, google, news, android

Google updates more frequently than Apple. It also releases its new iPhones in September along with the new iOS every year. The issue is that the comparison of the two operating systems makes sense from a media perspective. It makes no sense practically.

Because Google has a distributed strategy, Android, unlike iOS, requires less and less operating system updates to provide new functions to its users. No matter the user’s smartphone brand or Android version, Google’s goal from project treble is to update as many components as possible via the Play Store / Play Services for as many users as possible at once.

On iOS, things are different, and sometimes updating some apps and features also requires updating the operating system. Think of the dynamic island of the iPhone 14. To see how frequently the new iPhones actually require a new operating system. Apple produces both hardware and software, and the first is made taking into account the particularities of the second.

In short, chasing Apple in this way is absurd because the Cupertino company’s motivations are different from Google’s and Android’s.

Gizchina News of the week



Because it is so varied, Android is gorgeous. There are so many different producers (Samsung obviously is selling most of them all). And each one has a unique interface that aims to enhance Android. Or otherwise make it more unique for its users. It’s unfortunate that various OEMs are finding it harder to keep up with the updates. Especially since Google has given the operating system yearly updates.

The third-party manufacturers are struggling behind

android, google, news, android

There is actually not much time left between one major release of Android and the next. And there is no enough time for third-party producers to step in and add something new to its interfaces. At most, it will do so at the release of the next version of the OS, but adding additional new features (in addition to those brought by Google and which then need to be implemented or not) easily results in delays that the most devoted users will not like.

MIUI, One UI, Color OS, etc. are, in short, less dynamic than they once were. This is due, in part, to the fact that they must keep up with a fast pace. In order to release their version of the new Android every year. Which frequently introduces changes that may have already been present for some time in the user interface.

Don’t get me wrong; updates are important, particularly security updates that add another brick to each smartphone’s defense. Having said that, the necessity of launching an Android 13. Which in the eyes of users is only a 12.1. And forcing various producers to update as quickly as possible, makes no sense.

And the same argument can be for Wear OS as well. Which has a more complicated history than Android but has recently got a renewal.

Given the success of the Apple Watch, it might be worth placing more focus on the new versions. But this does not necessarily imply that they should become yearly. Google should adopt a new more sufficient method for updates.

TECH NEWS RELATED

Wi-Fi routers are being hit by a dangerous new Android malware with extra DNS hacks

With the DNS changed, users are redirected to malicious pages

View more: Wi-Fi routers are being hit by a dangerous new Android malware with extra DNS hacks

Is the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Too Old to Keep Up?

Today we’re putting the Toyota RAV4 in the spotlight to take a closer look at it. We know that there are tons of great things to say about it. It’s capable, spacious, and reliable. But is the 2023 Toyota RAV4 old? Is its age starting to show?  Is the 2023 ...

View more: Is the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Too Old to Keep Up?

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Got ‘Nearly Everything Right’

Hyundai is building a reputation as an automaker that makes a lot of great cars. This is the case with the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, as Hyundai gave the car a lot of updates for that model year, and that made the car nearly flawless. Here’s a look at how the ...

View more: The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Got ‘Nearly Everything Right’

How to Remove Memories in Google Photos

Open a Memory from the Google Photos app and tap the three-dot menu icon. Then select “Hide” and choose “Remove This Memory.” Google Photos resurfaces old photos and videos in an aptly named feature called “Memories.” However, not all memories are good memories, and you may not want to ...

View more: How to Remove Memories in Google Photos

The Best Hyundai SUVs for 2023: Midsize, Compact, and Crossover

Hyundai has some excellent SUVs in its lineup right now, all of which are reasonably priced to fit many budgets. The sport utility vehicles below come with Hyundai’s five-year/60,000-mile comprehensive coverage and 10 years/100,000 miles on key powertrain components. Here are three of the best Hyundai SUVs for 2023, packed ...

View more: The Best Hyundai SUVs for 2023: Midsize, Compact, and Crossover

Refreshed Mercedes CLA Gets Mild-Hybrid Technology

Both the ’24 Mercedes-Benz CLA and Mercedes-AMG CLA receive 48V electrical systems providing additional low-end horsepower.

View more: Refreshed Mercedes CLA Gets Mild-Hybrid Technology

Best Ways To Fix Slow Internet During VPN On Windows 11

Is your VPN slowing down your Internet connection on Windows 11? You’re not alone – many users experience the same issue. Having slow Internet while using a VPN can be incredibly frustrating, especially in the middle of a big project. Whether working from home or just trying to stream your ...

View more: Best Ways To Fix Slow Internet During VPN On Windows 11

Best free sports streaming apps in 2023

Cutting the cord on cable television is something tons of people have done over the past five years. But that hasn’t proven to be the smartest way to continue to watch sports. Whether it comes from premium sports website subscriptions to keep tabs on your favorite players, or even fantasy ...

View more: Best free sports streaming apps in 2023

New software for millions of BMW vehicles with the latest software upgrade

After six months, the Galaxy A41 gets a new security update

9 Best Fix: Windows Won’t Recognize Android Device

Which Is a Better Used Sedan: the 2020 Chevrolet Impala or the 2020 Nissan Maxima?

Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Wi-Fi gets One UI 5.0 as its last major update

2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV: full pricing and specs revealed

8 Best Smart Home Automation Apps for Android and iOS

4 Reasons to Avoid the 2023 Nissan Maxima

One UI 5.0 feature focus: Create home screen widget stacks

Will 5G Make Me Use More Cellular Data?

No Sound on Windows 11? Here Are 6 Ways How to Fix It!

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale Gets Reasonable Starting Price

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News