So, why backport streaming updates to Play Services when all the Pixels will be running Android 8.0 recently anyway?
On Android, normally this gets downloaded to the user storage partition and flashed to the system partition.
This setup introduced a dual system partition scheme—a “System A” and “System B” partition.
Starting with Android 8.0, the A/B system partition setup is being upgraded with a “streaming updates” feature.
Since streaming updates are attached to the A/B update system, it’s an optional system that OEMs can choose to implement or choose to ignore.
Android 8.0’s “streaming OS upgrades” is going to work though your smartphone is full
“Because safety and privacy of our customers is of the utmost importance, all BLU phone models have been made unavailable for purchase on Amazon.com until the issue is resolved.”
A quick search on Amazon as this post was being prepared, however, showed that the on-line store continued to sell some Blu phone models.
A separate phone made by a different manufacturer—the Cubot X16S—sent a variety of personal data, including users’ browsing history, to China-based services.
At least one mobile phone safety specialized not involved in the controversy agreed with Kryptowire that the Blu phones represented a serious threat to users’ privacy.
Further Reading Powerful backdoor/rootkit found preinstalled on three million Android phones Kryptowire’s warnings are troubling for millions of owners of low-cost phones.
collected by :Maya Tony