Google yesterday held a Game Developer Summit for builders who make video games for Android smartphones. During the summit, Google introduced a brand new function on Android 12 that may velocity up the process of downloading the sport and launching it by about 2X. The new function, named “Play as you download,” permits customers to begin enjoying an Android sport earlier than it finishes downloading on their smartphone. Google says that the brand new function halves the time to leap right into a sport that weighs in at 400MB or so. Gaming consoles like Sony PlayStation have an analogous function that enables customers to begin enjoying the sport earlier than it finishes downloading or putting in on their console.
Now, this isnt the primary time Google has made an try to make video games load sooner on Android telephones. There is a Google Play Instant function on the Play Store that enables customers to instantly begin a sport straight from the Play Store. The concept there’s to utterly get rid of the set up course of and provides potential gamers a chance to strive a brand new sport immediately. Like Play Instant, Google’s new ‘play as you obtain’ function is powered by Google’s Android App Bundle format that’s changing the outdated APK commonplace.
Modern smartphone video games are most likely the biggest apps customers obtain on their smartphones, typically being as massive as a number of GBs. Downloading these video games takes a number of minutes, and by that point, customers are on a distinct app or service. With the brand new function, that point shall be lowered by half, Google claims.