Android is the Google operating system that is used for both mobile devices and tablets.
In fact, most of the smartphones that are not produced by Apple Inc work on Android.
Google has recently released the latest version of its software, Android 9 Pie, which offers numerous notable improvements.
One of the most significant of these is Adaptive Battery that leverages the power of machine learning to regulate power delivery away from applications that users do not take advantage of.
Although Google releases numbered Android iterations that bring a wide range of new features, Mountain View regularly updates and tweaks its software.
Google recently held its Android Dev Summit, an event that discusses the future of its operating system, and announced a new "In-App Updates API" that will change the way users receive app updates.
The American tech giant said that in the future the developers of the Android app will have two options regarding the delivery of updates.
The first will show a message that will dominate the user's display, asking them that the update is essential.
However, people will have the opportunity to close the notification if, for example, they have little battery.
This should be used for updates that need to be implemented more immediately, such as security fixes.
Meanwhile, the second method will allow developers to provide new versions of the firmware in the background, which means that Android owners can still use their smartphones during the process.
Explaining the new changes, Google said, "We've heard that you want more controls to ensure that users are running the latest and greatest version of your app.
"To solve this problem, we are launching an & # 39; in-app updates API. We are testing the API with the first access partners and we will be launching it to all developers soon.
"You will have two options with this API, the first is a full-screen experience for critical updates when you expect that the user waits for the update to be applied immediately.
"The second option is a flexible update, which means that the user can continue to use the app while the update is downloaded.
"You can completely customize the update flow so it feels like it's part of your app."
Google's entire effort seems set to help developers ensure that the latest version of their software is in the hands of as many users as possible.
Although the updates downloaded in the background are incredibly tempting, Google has insisted that its new API is currently in "testing" and is expected to be launched soon to all app developers.
Once developers can take advantage of the functionality, users will begin to see these changes.