Samsung follows its own, and the Galaxy S21 do not have updates 'seamless'


One more year, one more flagship, and Samsung continues without implementing the updates 'seamless' or in the background for Android and its One UI ... Unjustifiable decision?

It has been a long time since the need for Google to facilitate Android update processes, not only for manufacturers cleaning the core of the system but also taking into account the users, who many times they do not update out of fear or simply laziness, given the long time it takes for the smartphone to be available again.

And yes friends, the latter is a problem added to an already worrisome fragmentation on the platform, perhaps because of that feeling inherited from Windows or other systems that every time things are updated, everything gets worse. In fact, whether or not this statement is true, not updating is just dangerous by the number of bugs, vulnerabilities and bugs that are corrected in each new iteration.

The back of the Galaxy S21 Ultra in black

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, with Android 11 but without background updates.

Surely looking to change this situation, Google announced the updates a few years ago 'seamless' for android, a new, simpler and completely unattended method for users, which updates in the background and allows you to continue using your smartphone during the process, without the user himself noticing that anything strange is happening.

Does all this sound new to you? Well, you have probably been using a Samsung or Huawei mobile, and is that even though these updates 'seamless' are available since 2016 it seems that the two giants don't like the idea of ​​implementing them too much, something that Samsung has confirmed with the new Galaxy S21 that does not integrate them either.

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Android 11 Compatibility Definition Document is not binding, and Samsung continues in its thirteen

As our colleagues from Android Police told us, it has been rumored for years that Google would add these background updates as mandatory within its certification, achieving that all manufacturers and partners who use Android clean their update processes by removing the screens with the Android and the gears at once.

Not only that, and if you have a Samsung you are surely tired of that infamous little screen that says "Optimizing applications" every time a new security patch is installed, something that the South Korean giant would easily solve by adopting this new update method.

Well for now neither one thing nor the other, because the Android 11 Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) continues without forcing manufacturers to upgrade 'seamless', with a message indicating a simple "They should admit it" without more, surely due to the pressure of giants like Samsung itself who refuse to adopt this solution:

Android 11 Terms Excerpt

The conditions of Android 11, saying that "should" but not forcing to implement the integrated updates.

We do not know the reasons and Samsung still does not talk about the issue, but it is confirmed that with the Galaxy S21 we will have to continue seeing gears and messages of 'optimizing applications' for long minutes ... Bad business!

In case you don't know how it works, this method uses a virtual partition support A / B, being able to install a new version of Android in the other auxiliary partition while continuing to use the main one, and changing the partitions on the next reboot without major problems for the user, who can use the new version of Android almost without knowing.

Obviously this generates a loss of additional space in internal memory for users, a reason that surely Samsung continues to use to continue with its updates in the foreground, annoying to the fullest, but that make it clear to the user that Samsung keeps them on the support having to consciously update and leaving the mobile as a useless paperweight for several minutes while it restarts.

Whatever the reasons, the truth is that Samsung is wrong staying in its thirteen and not implementing updates in the background, since there are already dozens of more basic and much cheaper terminals that take less time to update, at least for the user, than a brand new Galaxy S21 of 1,250 euros ... It seems pretty difficult to justify, doesn't it?

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