Android and iOS are racing each other constantly for the title of best mobile operating system. However, Android might have just gained this milestone, even if this is just until the next big thing. The company has been working on a project that is much less innovative, yet refreshing instead. Instant Apps is a bold move that wants to streamline the way users manage their smartphones.
Instant Apps Will Be Available on Android 7 and Older Versions
Instant Apps was one of the most popular ideas during Google I/O 2016 when the company introduced Android Nougat for the first time. By comparison, iPhone didn’t have and still hasn’t come up with a similar technology. After one year of silence since the initial presentation, Google resurfaced the project, and it is ready to launch it on Android 7 devices as well as older versions for both phones and tablets.
The new feature is all about accessibility and a time-saving approach. Instant Apps will run on the back end so as users will see only the results of its processing work. What it really does is that it allows people to enjoy the sleek experience of an app without actually downloading any software. While it doesn’t sound like a major update, it does save users from several issues.
The New Feature Saves Android Users Space and Time
First of all, the new feature might solve a big storage issue. There are hundreds of thousands of apps in Google Play. However, the limited space of a smartphone compels users to stick to only a basic selection. With Instant Apps, people can enjoy all the utilities of an app without the need to save some space for it.
Moreover, users can test software before buying it. Developers can offer a free version for consumers to form an idea about it. Finally, if users are really enjoying the experience, they can skip the visit to Google Play, and install or purchase the product right from Instant Apps.
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