Checking for a Google Play system update isn’t possible on many phones right now

There’s additionally some questions as as to if this has to do with the August update (or if there’s one)

There are extra shifting components to Android than ever earlier than and that is because of Google separating a nice variety of providers from the working system correct. Meaning extra issues are getting extra updates at totally different instances. A lot of customers are questioning, nevertheless, about what simply occurred to their potential to manually verify for Google Play system updates.


9to5Google has been checking and receiving reviews that the power to tug down these updates has been faraway from Nothing, Pixel, Samsung, and Xiaomi units throughout Android 12 and 13. We discovered that we could not entry the Google Play system update display on our Pixel 6a with Android 13 — it stays on the July update. Units from different manufacturers might select to not expose the power to tug down updates.

The Google Play system update is one part of the broader Google System Update which places by means of modifications by way of updates to different apps and applets as properly. Each change listed in a month’s changelog is tied to a footnote indicating the update that can deliver it. Changelogs have been posted since January.

Notably for August’s GSU, there was not a [1] footnote — the [2] footnote was tied to model 33.22 of Google Play providers which begins distribution on August 18 and there was a [3] footnote linked to Google Play Retailer v31.1 which began operating on July 28. There is not any point out this month of a devoted Google Play system update when there was one for final month.

Google Play system updates are small — not even one megabyte most months — and require a reboot after set up for its modifications to take impact.

We’re unsure if the user-facing pull potential has something to do with this omission or if there’s simply one other change within the distribution mannequin that is being labored out. Maybe it may very well be one thing else solely. We have reached out to Google for remark.