Android 8.0 gets “streaming OS updates”

When you get that “out of space” error message during an update, you’re only “out of space” on the user storage partition,which is just being used as a temporary download spot before the update is applied to the system partition.Starting with Android 8.0, the A/B system partition setup is being upgraded with a”streaming updates” feature. Update data will arrive from the Internetdirectlyto the offline system partition, written block by block, in a ready-to-boot state. Instead of needing ~1GB of free space, Google will be bypassing user storage almost entirely, needing only ~100KB worth of free space for some metadata.

I promise not to make some snide remark about Android’s update mess.

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