Android 13 will support Huawei’s EROFS optimized file system

Android 13 , the next version of the operating system developed by Google.


It will have support for the Enhanced Read-Only File System (EROFS), developed by the Chinese tech giant Huawei .

EROFS is an extensible read-only file system that increases random read performance by an average of 20 percent and application startup speed by 10 percent.

It is also capable of improving data reading performance in low system memory conditions and the files that are integrated will remain safe.

Huawei EROFS

EROFS is Huawei ‘s own system  that was introduced for the first time in the Linux kernel with version 4.14 in mid-2018, with the aim of replacing the read-only systems used in Android and optimizing its operation in operations. Reading.

However, it was not made official until the EMUI 9.1 customization layer of 2019, with which Huawei made it public, ensuring that its reading speed exceeded the EXT4 transactional file system by 20 percent.

However, EROFS is not exclusive to Huawei, there are currently some OEMs such as OPPO  or Xiaomi  that use it for the advantages it offers in terms of performance and storage space savings.