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Checking for Android system updates is now officially one of the circles of hell

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Android's check for update button must be one of the most loved and hated interface elements on the platform. When it works correctly, it brings you a new update with better security and some/many new features (some bugs too, possibly). But more often than not, it doesn't. Google seems to have fixed it now, but just in case you're stuck checking for an update for the umpteenth time, crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, you may see a new animation.

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Checking for Android system updates is now officially one of the circles of hell was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google appears to have fixed the ‘check for update’ button on Pixels again

Monday, January 7th, 2019

In what is likely to be the biggest low-key Android news today, Google seems to have silently flipped the switch (again) when it comes to the "check for update" button on Pixels. On every Pixel device we've tested here at Android Police, tapping the button in the Settings app is successfully pulling down the recent January update.

For a bit of perspective, OTA rollouts are usually pushed out to a smaller group before everyone else, to better ensure that a serious, undetected problem with a given update only affects a few people before it's caught.

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Google appears to have fixed the 'check for update' button on Pixels again was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Play Services 12.2.09 appears to fix Android’s ‘Check for update’ button [APK Download]

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

For the longest time, we've suspected that Android's "Check for update" does nothing to actually get you the update. If you were in the group that is supposed to receive the update, the button simply sped up the process instead of waiting for the next automatic check to reveal it, but if there was an update and you weren't in the group, it did nothing to push you forward in the waiting line.

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Google Play Services 12.2.09 appears to fix Android's 'Check for update' button [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Mash no more: The ‘check for update’ button on Nexus/Pixel now always pulls the latest OTA

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

One of the biggest memes in the Android community has been the "check for update" button. Until now, pressing that button never actually did anything; if you were in the update's rollout group, it would obviously reveal a pending OTA, but if you weren't, hitting it did absolutely nothing. However, Googler Elliott Hughes has informed us that that elusive button is actually useful now.

In his Google+ post, Hughes notes that as long as you're running the current version of Google Play Services, you'll no longer need to sideload any OTA or factory images.

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Mash no more: The 'check for update' button on Nexus/Pixel now always pulls the latest OTA was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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