Google has announced that it has begun work on a solution that will change the way their users use and delete applications. So far, every new update for apps on Android it brought the operating system an increase in storage space required by the same application, which is probably a trend that will continue in the future. However, Google has come up with a solution to this problem in an unexpected way.
The company’s new application, called App Archiving, is being developed with the goal of solving problems when users want to free up storage space. The first such attempt was made by the company with the App Bundles application, which sent only those parts of the APK from the Play Store that were specific to users of certain types of phones. Therefore, the application in segments with the aim of reducing the amount of storage space required for its uninterrupted use.
App Archiving is just continuing the space conservation philosophy started by App Bundles. So how exactly does it all work? This application works on a basic principle, and as the name suggests, archiving those applications that the user does not actively use. Each of you certainly has just such applications on your phone – they are not in everyday use, but evil should not stand on the phone, they take up space, so if you ever really need to find it.
This is exactly what Google has recognized – this program does not delete your applications, but archives them and in the process reduces their size by approximately 60%, according to the first results. However, this can easily refer to the most favorable situation and it is expected that the success of archiving applications will vary depending on different parameters.
But what happens when you need an archived application? As magic, App Archiving will quickly update the entire application without the user noticing, and provide quick and easy access. It sounds really good and useful, and most importantly, easy to use.
According to the Android Developers blog, this new functionality will be ready for users at the end of this year, and possibly as part of the new, Android 13 operating system. Well, let’s wait, see, and give it a try.