Meanwhile, Google also announced that in the short time that the app formerly known as Files Go has been available, it is already being used by more than 30 million monthly users around the globe. The primary aim of the app is to help users to free up space on their phones, and today Google announces that it not only has a new name, but also a new look. Google has introduced new tools and features at Android Developer Summit. You can completely customize the update flow so it feels like part of your app. One is a full-screen update where the app user is prevented from using the app until the update has been completed.
The new API gives developers two new ways to update the apps: flexible and immediate.
What it does do, however, is ensure that users can keep using the app indefinitely, rather than be stuck in a remote location with an edge connection (yes, some places still have those) waiting for a 48MB app to update. "We're testing the API with early access partners and will be launching it to all developers soon". The good news is that as Google rolled out new Android versions in recent years, a visible downward trend has been observed in infection numbers compared to the previous years. Another neat reveal coming out of the Android Dev Summit, however, is a feature that will allow users to continue using Android apps while they're being updated.
Sure, the Play Store isn't ideal and you can still install a malicious app once in a while, but Google says that "Android devices that only download apps from Google Play are 9 times less likely to get a PHA than devices that download apps from other sources".