Google recently announced a major new feature for its upcoming Android 12 update on Monday. It can now allow users to be able to play games while downloading them.
As per The Verge, for especially large games, this could be helpful, as it means users will not need to wait as long to hop into a game and start playing.
The difference in playing the game, essentially for this situation, is very observable, and Google says it is now “seeing games being ready to open at least 2 times faster.”
This new feature will work with games that use the Play Asset Delivery framework. In the event that they do, developers will not have to effectively turn the feature on, as indicated by Google.
The news comes as a feature of the Google for Games Developer Summit 2021, which runs from July 12 to July 13. At the event, Google also reported another game dashboard for Android 12 that will give users easy access to use like screen capture and recording. The dashboard will be available on “select devices” not long from now, Google said.
According to The Verge, Android 12 is also set to bring a lot of other huge changes to the operating system, including a major new design.
Google already allows users to try a game before downloading it, but this feature is limited to a small part (or subsection) of the game and not the actual game itself. The changes will arrive as part of the Android 12 update that is expected to arrive in September.