Google’s recent Play Services Update has introduced a novelty that will make the group of users happy with the impatience of system updates. The new version of the application gives the purpose of the “Check for updates” button in the system settings.
So far, the button did not allow you to download new updates unless the smartphone in question was selected by Google. Instead, a server-side flag will be activated and the user who has checked will be able to download the latest available OTA, as long as it has not already been installed, even if the roll out should be 1% and the selected users had already been achieved.
The new system can be used by all those smartphones using the Google OTA system, namely all Nexus, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, obviously the new Google Pixel 2 but also from the Android One smartphones, such as Xiaomi I A1 or the American version of Motorola Moto X4.
The feature, as recalled by Google’s Elliot Hughes, who reported the news via Google+, will not only be concerned with Android 8.0 Oreo smartphones, but also with all those with previous versions of Android, as the feature is linked to the version of Google Play Services.
No more frenetic searches for downloading OTA files or factory images, so today, the “Check for Updates” button will really help with something.