The anatomy of an update: behind the scenes at an Android update

Posted on Dec 30 2013 - 2:42pm by Huzoor Bux

If there is a topic that the tongues of smartphone users disconnect then it is (no, not the Samsung Galaxy S5 ) an upcoming or recently installed software update.

Updates sometimes bring completely new possibilities for an extension, or at least improvements where people really waiting for. And so people anticipate sometimes months in advance for an update, so the wait can seem very long. And sometimes, as with the recent Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S3 , skips the entire process completely, giving an update finally arrives weeks later than expected.

And then there is the confusion that arises as soon as a new Google Android version shows to the world – a new Android version that only months later, when it goes well, other than the so-called Nexus devices is to install.

It is clear that a lot is involved before a device receives a new version of the Android operating system. It is Samsung’s Taiwanese competitor HTC a look at the updated kitchen offers, in the form of a large infographic: “The Anatomy of an Android update.

Particularly striking is the complexity of a process in which Google, the manufacturer of a device, the creators of certain hardware and, in many cases, the phone providers ultimately all have to work to get. A software update for a specific phone use together It’s a bit of the price of a so-called “open” platform like Android.

Anyway, an info graphic is worth a thousand words (and tribute for HTC for a piece openness!)