Google Rolls Out System Updates For Pixel Q Beta Users Through Play Store

Last week, it was made clear that Google planned to distribute system updates using the Play Store. System updates have been accessed through the Settings app for Android’s entire history and it continued like something traditional. Concept of System Updates was introduced by collaborative effect of Google and Samsung in early 2011 and it continued till now. so moving them to the Play Store would something historic. Now it appears the rumors are true, as multiple Pixel owners have reported seeing a ‘Google System Update’ notification on Android Q Beta 2 (those who received last week’s bug fix update).

According to reports sent in Reddit, a ‘Google System Update’ notification is appearing on Pixels running Android Q Beta 2. Tapping on the alert doesn’t seem to do anything, but soon after the update is complete, the phone reboots automatically and shows updated successfully. As of now, Google hasn’t removed system update application from settings overlays yet, but may happen anytime soon if everything goes correct.

It’s still not clear exactly how this process works, and what the benefits to users (or manufacturers) could be. May be Google is trying to expand the reach and capabilities of Play Store,but who knows… We also don’t know if this will remain exclusive to Pixel devices, or if other OEMs will be able to use it. We’ll likely find out more information at Google I/O where the Q beta 3 is to be announced.


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