Google is rolling out iOS-like ‘Sync Apps to Devices’ feature to Android: report

Google is rolling out iOS-like ‘Sync Apps to Devices’ feature to Android: report

Google is rolling out iOS-like 'Sync Apps to Devices' feature to Android: report

Google has reportedly started rolling out an iOS-like feature to make it easier to use multiple devices for users in the Android ecosystem. A new option titled “Sync Apps with Devices” is now released in the “Manage Apps and Devices” section of Google PlayStore. This option should allow Android users to install apps on all devices they are signed into from a single Google account. The aim behind releasing this feature is to increase the convenience quotient for users of Android devices such as phones, tablets, and watches among others.

Google hasn’t officially announced the rollout of this feature, however, some people have already noticed the new option on PlayStore. Screenshots of the same emerged on Twitter.

Tapping the option would allow users to see all devices that are logged in from their Google accounts. They can then select or deselect the devices they want to sync their phone apps with.

A note from Google also reportedly mentioned, “Apps you install on this device will also be installed on your synced devices.”

People using two or more Android phones at the same time will also be able to mirror all of their apps logged into the same Google accounts across all phones. However, the feature will not update apps on all connected devices at the same time. Users will have to manually update all apps on different devices.

Details on the broader rollout of this feature remain unclear, including the timeline. Confirmation on this feature from Google is also awaited at this time.

Apple already provides this feature to iOS users. By default, all devices signed in to the same Apple ID are synced across iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and Apple Watch.


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