Google has announced that it is bringing new features to smartphones which have not yet received operating system (OS) updates in years.
The tech giant will be releasing a tool called the 'Extension Software Developer Kit' (Extensive SDK), which will enable the developers to use features like Android 13's new photo picker in applications which are running on some Android 11 and 12 versions, as per the report of The Verge.
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The tech giant has further stated that the feature "extend the support of certain platform functionality to existing Android versions." ALSO READ: Google working on cross-device notifications feature: Know how it works
In a statement, Scott Westover, Google’s spokesperson said, "This update also sets the stage for expanding Privacy Sandbox testing on Android.”
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Moreover, the company is working to replace its existing ad-tracking system with Privacy Sandbox, and is planning to roll out the beta for the system on Android 13.
The tech giant is putting efforts to make sure that users still get new features, even if the company that made their smartphone is not releasing software updates, the report said.
Inputs from IANS