A solution to Android’s update problem. This isn’t going to be like the failed Update Alliance from 2011. The promise isn’t in words, it’s in code. Devices shipping with Android Oreo must adhere to Project Treble, mandated in the CTS. David Burke called this the biggest re-architecture of Android since it was born. Iliyan Malchev speaking on Android Developers Backstage said Project Treble is 80% complete with Android Oreo. Assuming the last 20% is completed in Android P, we will see the full repercussions of Project Treble by the speed Android P devices are updated to Android Q. By the Q release manufacturers will be familiar with the architecture changes of Project Treble and it will have been fully implemented in Android P.
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