Google wants installing Android apps to feel faster

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Google is working to make Android app installation feel much faster with its new “App Install optimization” feature.

9to5 Google found a supporting document for the feature, which will be used to check which parts of an app are used when opened for the first time. From there, Google will use that data to continue updating and improving the post-launch process.

For example, when you first open an app, Google will work to analyze which parts you use and which ones you allow to release. That could mean focusing on setting up your Twitter account when you download Twitter instead of starting to tweet right away, or downloading a photo app and going straight to one feature over another. That behavior will be measured against the majority of users, and will be prioritized with the Play Store choosing to download that part of the app first. The less used parts remain un-installed until you have a faster connection or when you are ready to use them.

So while this method does nothing to improve download installation speed, it does give the insight that things are faster as the app is pretty much downloaded as few options means. It will help, however, to speed up your phone as your phone could open the parts of the apps you use the most, which reduces the load on your device.

Google would perform all of these activities within the constraints of its privacy policy. The search giant will not collect any download or upload information in every app, especially when it comes to social media.

While it is not possible to opt out of the new process entirely, users can opt out of sending optimization information back to Google. Once the feature is rolled out to all users, it can be turned off through the Play Store options.

Google has not yet announced when this feature will be widely available for everyone. According to 9to5Google, the Play Store version 25.5.13 mentions the optimization feature, so it’s possible that it will be fixed soon.