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Android 13 could finally bring seamless updates to all brands (even Samsung)

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  • Google is reportedly mandating virtual A/B partition support in Android 13.
  • This function is key to enabling Seamless Updates on Android devices.
  • This could mean that even Samsung embraces a more streamlined system update process.

Google has offered Seamless Updates in Android for years now, allowing Android phones to receive and install updates in the background and simply restarting to boot into the new update. However, some brands like Samsung have shied away from this functionality, but that could change with Android 13.

Esper editor Mishaal Rahman has reported that Google is now mandating virtual A/B partition support in Android 13. This feature is key to enabling Seamless Updates (also known as A/B updates) on modern Android devices.

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