Android 15 to carry characteristic to archive apps similar to iOS


For all that’s value, storage has been a priority on smartphones ever since most telephones have switched to non-expandable storage. Seems Google has lastly acknowledged this grim challenge and with that, the upcoming Android 15 will get a space-saving ‘App Archiving’ characteristic baked in that ought to get rid of the storage crunch issues in your Android telephones.

This comes from Mishaal Rahman who bought his arms on an upcoming Android 15 characteristic known as ‘App Archiving’. As soon as enabled, this characteristic permits customers to archive an app with out deleting your complete app from their telephones. Seems all the information stays intact together with the account login as soon as a person retrieves an archive app.

For the initiated, the characteristic works by stripping the app to its base APK or the obtain file. Rahman confirmed a demo with Uber’s app weighing at 400MB that was stripped all the way down to ~18MB after archiving and thus, liberating up a substantial house if you want it.

Upon retrieving which is by clicking on the app icon, the app is reinstalled from the Google Play Retailer. Nevertheless, the magic occurred when Rahman confirmed how the app was capable of carry up all the information and account login earlier than he archived the app.

It means when you archive and retrieve an app, there’s no information misplaced which is a priority when you uninstall and reinstall an app solely. Seems the characteristic is presently tied up with the Google Play Retailer, nevertheless, reviews recommend it would quickly be baked in on the OS degree. For the uninitiated, it means customers on their Android telephones will be capable of use the characteristic for apps downloaded even from alternate Android app shops reminiscent of Galaxy Retailer on Samsung units.

Android 15 is slated to reach formally on the Google I/O 2024 on Might 14. You’ll be able to regulate SmartPrix for real-time protection.

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