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Google to Roll Out Coronavirus Tracking Update Through Google Play

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Google has confirmed that it will use the Google Play Services infrastructure to update Android phones with the upcoming COVID-19 contact tracing system it is building in collaboration with Apple.

Using Google Play ensures that more Android phones will actually get the updates, and also ensures that they become available on phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above.

Google says that its update system will apply to both phases of the Bluetooth contact tracing framework — the initial API rollout, which is due next month, and the next stage, which will see the APIs built into the OS.

Curated from The Verge

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