In a podcast with Android Police, Google engineers revealed that some devices other than the Pixel could get treble in an update. Updating devices to the latest Android version of Treble will make it easier, faster, and less expensive for OEMs.
Google has announced some features of Android O and O at Google I / O 2017 in May, and Project Treble has attracted some attention. For those who don’t know, to reduce fragmentation in Project Treble Android, Android and Team have said that Android and co-smartphones will come with Treble-enabled out-of-the-box. According to Android Police, “Project Treble will launch a low-level vendor implementation on Android devices that interacts directly with hardware. Unlike the current update, OEM does not need to update the driver for each OTA hardware. The updated Android Framework only plugs into Vendor Implementation, which is designed to be forward-compatible. This will allow OEMs to make quick updates, even after a chipset maker has stopped supporting hardware. “
According to Android Police, the Pixel and Pixel XL will not be the only smartphones to get Project Treble. Other smartphones may also receive updates. The partnership between Qualcomm and Google with Snapdragon 821 helps Pixel get Project Treble updates. If Treble’s implementation is smooth, it will be a boon to help Google deal with the fragmentation problem that Android smartphones are facing today. The market share of Android Nougat has reached 13.5 percent. Android 7.0 Nougat is used by 12.3 percent of users and 1.2 percent of users are using Android 7.1.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is almost two years old is now leading the pack with 32.3 percent market share. It follows Android 5.0 Lollipop with 29.2 percent share Older Android 4.4 KitKat powered 16 percent of the device, and Android Jelly Bean used about 7.6 percent.