Google is working on Automatic Updates for the system Apps right now. Google has recently sent an email to the developers to let them know that a new feature will soon roll out to them. The Google Automatic Updates for system Apps will automatically update pre-installed system apps even if the user didn’t sign into a Google account.
Google Automatic Updates Will Be Available For Handsets Running Android 5.0 Lollipop Or Higher
The Google Letter for the Android Developers stated that:
“In the coming months, Google Play will begin testing a new feature that will automatically allow Google Play to update pre-loaded apps for users who didn’t sign in to a Google account. Users have the ability to turn off this feature at any time if they wish.
This new feature will provide users with a more consistent app experience across many devices and will allow them to access the best and newest features provided by developers. This should also help developers reduce overhead costs required to support obsolete app versions.”
Let’s see when will this new feature rolls out to the Android users. The testing process is going on and Google will soon make this feature available for the compatible handsets. It will be a good step to make phones more secure as some updates could include patches to close exploits and repair flaws.
So, if Google will decide to keep the automatic updates, then it will allow Android users to receive updates to the system apps on their Android phones even though if they never signed into Google. In addition to that, Google is also dealing with the sheer volume of malicious junk in the Play Store by the combination of human effort and machine learning technology. However, the company had not provided any absolute numbers for the volume of apps that have been rejected or suspended.