It's somewhat ironic that this particular tech news should hit stands today, as I've been desperately trying to update my iPhone for roughly 3 weeks. It's a tale as old as time, really. You get the notification for a new iOS update, you ignore it for 6 months — remind me later—and then things start to go a little haywire — you can't see any of the new emojis your friends are constantly sending, your phone refuses to connect to Wi-Fi even if you're physically standing on a f'in wireless router, and it will occasionally close out of apps you're in the middle of using — which happens to be an all time favorite inconvenience of mine.
I bet some of you are wondering why the hell I didn't just update my freaking phone sooner. Well, well, well, folks — it's because I didn't and STILL don't have enough damn storage. No matter how many things I delete, I still get that blood-boiling, "not enough storage" notification. Turns out, Google's Pixel is about to put a smackdown on all that nonsense. According to BGR:
"Android 8.0 devices will be able to “stream OS updates” even when there’s no available storage on the device. That’s right, instead of getting “storage full” error messages when updating to the latest Android release, Pixel users will still be able to update. That means you won’t have to deal with freeing up precious storage space to run the latest version of Android, which can be an annoying chore."
Is this enough to make me jump ship from Team iPhone? Eh, I'm not saying that exactly. Is it enough for me to say that if Apple really is the "most prestigious" smartphone company in the world that perhaps they should be pioneering such advances and not letting others
To read the full release, head HERE