Thursday, 9 February, 2023

Old Android gets ‘new’ feature

Old Android gets ‘new’ feature

Android’s open-source nature has helped propel it to the status of the most popular smartphone operating system in the world.

But that also means that there are so many devices out there running the OS that keeping them updated with the latest version is a gargantuan task.

Google has been trying to do something about this for years now, but the update situation continues to remain a mess. Acting on that, the company is now trying something new and has just released the first public version of the Extension SDK, aiming to bring features of the latest Android versions to older versions.

Photo Picker was introduced with Android 13 and lets users give access to only recent images on cloud, rather than potential access to files via the usual doc picker.