All the devices launching with the latest software Android 13 have to support seamless system updates. As per blog Esper, Google has made it mandatory for all Android 13 devices to feature virtual A/B support.
You might be wondering What virtual A/B support is? Virtual A/B is a feature designed by Google to speed up software updates. The phone downloads all the updates in the background without disturbing you.
Alongside this, if in case the update fails then it is rolled back to the previous version without harming the software system.
Moreover, it uses less storage space and tunes up your device with the latest updates. Further, it will protect your phone from vulnerabilities.
It was first introduced with Android 7.0. However, at that time it was not mandatory to use the virtual A/B partitions but seems like the company will mandate the use of the partitions for the devices launched with Android 13.
Whereas, it was also compulsory for Android 11 and Android 12 devices. So, Google will apply this to Android 13 also. Besides, the feature in Android 13 will come with some enhancements to provide a seamless experience to its users.
Check out Mishaal Rahman’s tweet to know more about this.
If you are an Android 13 user and like to keep your phone in tip-top condition then this is a piece of good news for you. As you will probably find out about this feature in the coming months.