The evolution of Pixel’s seamless updates

Highlights

  • Google has rolled out the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 update, bringing faster installation speeds to Pixel devices.
  • Three primary improvements contribute to the faster installation speeds, including parallelization of compression operations, batching operations for small data blocks, and transitioning to the LZ4 compression method.
  • The LZ4 compression method delivers a 50% reduction in install time and leverages multi-core CPUs, particularly on the Pixel 8 series.
  • Google’s success in optimizing OTA update installation speed is expected to influence other OEMs to implement similar improvements.

Google’s Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 Update

Google recently released the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 update, which significantly speeds up installation on the last two generations of Pixel devices. Installation time has been reduced from an average of 30 minutes to nearly 10 minutes, and sometimes even less.

Improvements in the Installation Process

There are three primary improvements that have contributed to the faster installation speeds. The parallelization of compression operations has made the process 26% faster, while batching operations for small data blocks has led to a 24% reduction in install time. Additionally, the transition to the LZ4 compression method has resulted in a 50% reduction in install time, especially for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 8 series.

Benefits for Pixel Devices

The transition from GZ compression to LZ4 compression is exclusive to the latest Pixel devices and utilizes multi-core CPUs to speed up the process. Google’s success in optimizing update installation speed is expected to influence other OEMs to implement the same improvements.

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