Google Launches iOS-Like “Sync Apps to Devices” Feature for Android: Report
Google has reportedly begun rolling out an iOS-like feature to make it easier to use multiple devices for Android ecosystem users. A new option called ‘Sync Apps with Devices’ is reportedly now available under ‘App & Device Management’ in the Google PlayStore. This option is expected to allow Android users to install apps on all devices they are logged into from the same Google account. The purpose of releasing this feature is to improve the usability factor for users of Android devices such as phones, tablets, and watches.
Google has not officially announced the rollout of this feature, however, some people have already noticed the new option in the PlayStore. Screenshots also appeared on Twitter.
Pressing this option will reportedly allow users to see all devices that are signed in with their Google accounts. They can then select or deselect the devices they want to sync their phone apps with.
Note from Google reportedly also mentions “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 copy all of their signed-in apps to the same Google accounts on all phones. However, this 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 of the feature’s wider rollout remain unclear, including timing. This feature is also currently awaiting confirmation from Google.
Apple is already providing this feature to iOS users. By default, all devices connected to the same Apple ID sync across iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch.