The updates of the various services offered by the Mountain View giant are implemented not only through security patches that Google releases every month but also through the Play Store, for some time now.
The latter solution is undoubtedly a simpler system for the Mountain View giant because it allows you to update individual services without having to wait for each smartphone manufacturer to implement the latest security patches on their own. device and it is the result of the efforts conducted by the Google team on what it was called Project Mainline.
A new security update rolled out from the Play Store
As explained by Google, the Project Mainline can be used to update only a part of the operating system, ie 14 essential modules grouped into three macro-areas, “security” (Media Codecs, Media Framework Components, DNS Resolver and Conscrypt), ” privacy “(Documents UI, Permission Controller and ExtServices) and” consistency “(Timezone data, ANGLE, Module Metadata, Networking components, Captive Portal Login and Network Permission Configuration).
Well, even in December the Google developer team decided to take advantage of the Play Store to implement a new update in some of the parts of the system even if, at present, it is not clear what are the innovations introduced (the changelog, in fact, does not provide information on this).
While there is nothing important according to the changelog official, this update, weighing 46 MB and released via the Google Play Store, requires a restart of the device and this seems to suggest that something of some significance should have been implemented anyway. Once the smartphone has restarted, in the settings of theGoogle Play security update the date of December 1, 2021.
The Project Mainline is undoubtedly one of the most interesting solutions among those studied by the Mountain View giant in recent times, as it seems to have all the potential to solve one of the main limitations of Android, namely that of its fragmentation due to the need for intervention of each manufacturer also to implement the various security updates of the device based on this OS.