Google Will Soon Allow Preloaded Apps on Android to Update via Play Store Without Logging In

Currently, Android requires a Google account sign in to update the pre-installed apps

By February 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM
Highlights
  • This feature will likely be rolled out to Android users in the coming weeks
  • Right now, there's no timeline for the rollout as Google is still testing the feature

Google wants to offer an enhanced app experience to Android users. To achieve the goal, Google is reportedly working to bring a feature that will basically automatically update the pre-loaded apps even though the user isn’t logged in with their Google account. According to a report coming from the Android Police website, Google plans to roll out the auto-update preloaded apps via Google Play to the Android users very soon. The feature is reportedly in the works and the official rollout of the app may happen very soon. As noted earlier, with this auto-update preloaded apps via Google Play feature, Google is mainly aiming to offer seamless and enhanced user experience even when the user isn’t logged in with their respective Google accounts.

Auto Update Apps Feature Coming Soon

Explaining the feature and the motto behind rolling it out the report from Android Police mentioned, “In the coming months, Google Play will begin testing a new feature that will automatically allow Google Play to update preloaded apps and with users having an option to turn off this feature at any time if they wish. This should also help developers reduce overhead costs required to support obsolete app versions.”

The report suggests that Google is planning to roll out this feature to Android users very soon. With this feature, Google is aiming to provide a more consistent app experience to Android users in the days to come. The report didn’t reveal when the feature will officially come to the Android users and which version will support the feature. As the report suggests, the feature is already in the testing stage which suggests that the Android users can expect to experience this feature very soon, possibly in the next few weeks to come.

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Currently, users who are signed into their Google accounts can only able to update the pre-loaded applications. Things are going to change with the new feature coming in. Android users will be able to manually enable or disable the feature. For instance, if a user doesn’t want Google to update the pre-installed apps, they can directly head to the Settings tab and disable the feature. To get the feature work, the user can enable it yet again by heading to the Settings tab.

The report further mentions that Google is asking developers to ensure that any updates to their respective applications can work properly without a Google account. The report suggests that the feature will work with Android Lollipop or newer OS versions. The report, however, doesn’t reveal whether this auto-update feature will be available to all Android users.

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