Google’s Pixel phones are getting faster updates with the latest Android 14. Seamless updates, which have been slow on Pixel phones in the past, are now being reported to take as little as 10 minutes to complete, even on older Pixel models.
Since 2016, Google has been offering seamless updates on its Pixel phones. However, the slow background installation has been a common complaint among users. With the latest Android 14 updates, it seems that Google has addressed this issue.
Reports from Pixel owners on Reddit and Android Police indicate that the Android 14 QPR2 beta has significantly improved the speed of the update process. Users are reporting quicker installation and optimizing processes, with some saying that it now only takes a few minutes.
This improvement seems to be affecting both Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 users, making the update process much faster for them. Seamless updates use an A/B disk partition strategy, allowing users to continue using their phones while the update is installed in the background. This method also eliminates the need to free up storage space before an update, ensuring that the update process does not disrupt phone usage.
Google has been working on speeding up seamless updates for some time, and it appears that with Android 14, they have finally made significant progress. This improvement brings hope that the sluggish pace of seamless updates on Pixel phones might be a thing of the past.
The faster update speeds are a welcomed development for Pixel phone users, and it remains to be seen if other Android phones, such as those from Samsung, will also adopt this method. While the improvement is promising, it is important to note that seamless updates have always been a bit slow, but with the latest progress, there is hope for a more efficient update process in the future.