Mobile applications tend to take up more and more space in smartphones! To optimize the not necessarily expandable storage of our devices, Google has developed a specific function that uses crowdsourcing on the Play Store.

A new option that is being rolled out to Android users is the app installation optimization feature. Activated by default (it is present in the settings to be able to deactivate it), this function allows Google to collect information on how the user uses the application after it has been downloaded from the Play Store. In particular, the function monitors which parts of the app are used immediately.

An option enabled by default

As soon as enough users have entered their information, the applications will install faster, explains the search engine. And for good reason, since the Play Store will deliver the “pieces” of the applications which are the most useful, leaving aside the parts which will not be used immediately. In addition to reducing download time, this function will speed up the launch of apps and their overall operation.

Another important advantage: once optimized, the applications will be less greedy whether it is with the battery, the processor and the storage of course. The optimization does not collect any personal information, such as the e-mail address, the name of the user or the content present on the smartphone. Google only collects useful data to speed up the operation of applications.

Google is currently testing this optimization feature with Play Store version 24.9.19-21. Currently, few users have been offered the option. But the advantages are so great that Google has every reason to deploy it widely.