Current Nexus devices will not get Android N seamless updates

Google Nexus 6P handset will not get Android N seamless updates
Google Nexus 6P
No Nexus handset currently on the market will get the next-gen Android version, but Google still has to make the official announcement.
Codrut Nistor,

Slowly, but surely, Microsoft Windows and Google Android are getting closer and closer. For example, Android N will offer seamless updates, downloading and installing them silently in the background, similar to the well-known Windows Update.

Unfortunately, none of the Nexus devices currently available will get support for Android N seamless updates. Even more, the Pixel C will not be supported, either. Android Police writes that "it was confirmed to us that these have no bearing on existing devices getting seamless updates." 

This update method uses two partitions, each lives on the device at any one time. While one is in use by the OS at any time, the other can be used to download and install the update. Obviously, the operation takes place in the background, without having to bother the user. 

Since Android N should come out pretty soon, we will keep an eye on this matter and get back to it as soon as anything new surfaces. 


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-20 (Update: 2016-05-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.