Google announce Project Treble To Deliver Faster Android Updates
One of the known issues associated with Android smartphones (excluding Google Branded devices) is the delay in the arrival of updates to the latest OS version. Ahead of the Google I/O 2017 next week, the search giant has announced the launch of Project Treble to put an to this lingering problem.
Already live on Google Pixel’s Android O Developer Preview, Project Treble’s aim is to re-engineer Android OS into a modular architecture, making it easier, faster and less costly for device makers to update devices to a new version of Android. It is also described as the biggest change to the low-level system architecture of the operating system to date.
According to Google, the core concept of Project Treble is to separate the ‘vendor specific’ hardware code from the Android OS Framework. The new vendor interface ensures that device makers will henceforth be able to choose to deliver new Android release to consumers by just updating the Android OS framework without any additional work required from the silicon manufacturers.
While there aren’t much details, Google is expected to release the full documentation of Project Treble when the final version of Android O launches later this year.
Source: Android Developers Blog