Google could let Android users download up to five apps at once

Google is reportedly giving Parallel Download another chance after the feature reappeared in a recent Play Store update.

If you’re not familiar with it, parallel downloading is said to give Android users the ability to install multiple apps at the same time. The technology first appeared about four years ago when a Reddit user noticed that they could download Chrome, Google Photos and YouTube to their mobile device at the same time. Since then, it has seemingly fallen into obscurity until it was discovered by industry expert Assemble Debug after diving into the files of Google Play version 40.0.13.

Download in parallel from the Google Play Store

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