| Edited by Akshay Re at 2017-01-24 02:07 PM |
Hey Mi Fans,
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I guess everyone is still busy checking out the new RedMi Note 4.
Nevertheless, as usual I'm going to share about a new feature that Google has started out testing.
Do you know it already?
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We all love our smartphones which run great android apps. But sometimes it becomes difficult to download, install and then use such apps. May be when we have poor internet connection or we are in very urgent situation.
Worry not. Google has just started testing out a new feature to solve this and some other issues. It is called Android Instant Apps. Google has announced this feature way back at CES 2016, but it has materialised in 2017.
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This new feature lets us run Native Android apps without installation on our smartphone. Essentially when you Google (eg. restaurants or ecommerce) for something it shows us search results. When we click on a particular restaurant/ecommerce link, instead of going to its mobile website, google opens up the android app of such restaurant/ecommerce provider.
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I feel there are many advantages to this like:
>> This feature also helps us to check the app before installing it
>> We can use apps which are not compatible with our smartphone
>> when we have slow/poor internet connection
>> Enables app developers to reach wider user base through the web
>> Very helpful for phones with low internal memory
The feature may be new, but the technology as such is nothing different from live streaming of games to our computers through steam
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May be in future instead of installing apps on our phone, we can just add bookmarks of app links to our phone home screens and save lots of space. But this requires uninterrupted internet connectivity, which a main concern. To me this sounds like an idea emerged from chrome OS and Android app compatibility in it.
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But it is always good to have options, just in case.
Currently a small number of applications via Android Instant Apps will be available to Android users in a limited test - Buzzfeed, Wish, Periscope, and Viki.
Google is planning to collect user feedback and iterate upon the product to expand the service to more apps and more users.
To know more about this check this Android Instant Apps starts initial live testing
Thank you for reading. Please comment for doubts and feedback
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