Android uses different update mechanisms for applications and operating systems. While firmware and system updates are sent to the device through a dedicated update tool implemented (and customized) by each manufacturer, app updates are provided through the Google Play Store and managed by Google.
From this update, to the stable version of Android Q later in the summer, Android's full system update can also enter the Google Play store. This technically means that operating system updates can be released to Android devices faster than before, but it remains to be seen how Google will manage the carrier and manufacturer policies for each update.
The timely update of the Android system is one of the biggest problems of the platform. OEMs usually release system updates and monthly security patches after weeks or even months after Google provides updates to its devices.
Through the Google Play Store model, search giants can try to solve this problem, but it is certainly interesting to know how this strategy is consistent with other manufacturers' plans.
The new update implementation is still in its early stages, and users claim that their device will automatically restart after downloading the update without showing any prompts to ask for a device reboot, but there is no doubt that this feature will be added when new features enter the productivity device.
Google’s I/O Developers Conference will share more details with developers in just a few weeks.