Last year, there was a report that handsets were required to support Seamless Update on Android 11, but Google backed down from that requirement and the Galaxy S21 series phones do not support it.
Android has been supporting a feature called Integrated Update since 2016, and there are several ways to implement it, such as supporting the A / B virtual partition. This feature allows users to install an update while working with the device. This not only saves time, but also minimizes errors when updating the device, and at the end of installing an update, you can simply reboot it and use the new environment.
Many Android phones from companies such as Google, Motorola, OnePlus and LG now support integrated updates, but after nearly 5 years, Samsung has not yet added such a feature to their phones. According to “Android PoliceThe newest Korean flagship, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, also does not support this feature.
Samsung releases security updates for its phones every month, but due to their lack of support for the integrated update feature, users have to wait several minutes to install them, and there is a possibility of damage to the devices. At first glance, waiting for a few minutes may not be a problem for users, but given the support of a large number of Android phones for such a feature, Samsung should also use it in its products.
Due to the lack of support for the integrated update feature of the Galaxy S21 series, other products of this brand are not expected to be equipped with such a feature in the near future, although the Koreans may add such a feature to these flagships with the release of an update. However, Samsung’s $ 1,200 flagship does not currently support this basic feature.