Android’s Check For Update Option Might Actually Do Something This Time For Android Updates
Android users know the struggle of waiting for the latest updates to hit their phones. They often hit the “check for update,” button several times while waiting for the latest update to become available for their phones. This has been a big annoyance in the past and seems to not really do anything. Things are about to change though, according to Elliot Hughes, a Google representative.
This new update to the button will actually find the latest update for your device, unlike before. Hughes says that as long as you have the latest version of Google Play Services installed then the button will work and show you the update, if it’s available for your device that is. This doesn’t matter if you are in the next group to get it or not, you will get the latest update. Sounds pretty cool huh?
Google is doing this because they are now starting to pay attention to the people who press the button and label it as “user initiated.” Supposedly they are flagging you when you press the button, which is pretty neat so they are paying close attention to how many people are eager for the latest updates for their phones.
With this new button actually working, many users won’t have to sideload the latest system updates anymore or flash systems on to their devices because they will have access to them by using the option in their settings.
As mentioned before, there are a few requirements to get the latest Android updates for your phone. One is that you have to have the latest Google Play Services version installed. Another, some of this might only apply to Google phones such as the Nexus and Pixel devices. This may be because Samsung usually has their own modded version of the Android system and because of this they take care of the updates on their own.
So in the meantime, if you are waiting for the Android 8.0 Oreo update, keep checking on that “check for update,” button every now and then to see if it is available for your device.