️📱 What is Project Treble

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what is a new flavor of Android?

A new flavor is updating of an existing version of android os which brings quite a few exciting features it might be UI enhancements security fixes or additional features.

what is project Treble?

Project Treble is a massive restructuring of the Android architecture making the low-level code separate from the main system framework that faces the end users.

Past updates to the OS have required gadget creators to embrace the expensive, code-substantial assignment of totally retooling it, as per Google. This is likely the reason for postponement for most producers, and why some appear to take a position against refreshing by any means.

In simple words, Project Treble makes it easy for smartphone manufacturers to keep up with Google’s software update track and keep updating to latest security patches and firmware.

why project Treble?

Android fragmentation: “ Android fragmentation refers to a concern over the alarming number of different available Android operating system (OS) versions in the market. The main issue is potentially reduced interoperability between devices of applications coded using the Android Software Development Kit (Android SDK).” Over the past several years, Android upgrades have devolved into a big, hot mess : Aside from Google itself, with its Pixel line of phones, but the truckloads of OEMs releasing the phones were unable or provides consistently timely and reliable software updates was too adamant to release software updates for the same. And it’s the users who suffer, getting stuck with dated software that lacks not only features and interface improvements from newer releases but also privacy and security enhancements and a variety of other under-the-hood improvements that only OS updates can provide.

Did Treble solve the fragmentation ?

Android Q is around the corner but to my surprise Google has released the revised statistics for Android distribution and the latest version, Android 9.0 Pie is still nowhere in the list. Notably Google announced Android 9.0 Pie on August 6, 2018, and began rolling it out to Pixel phones the same day. These include the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. following Essential Phone, One plus 6 and Nokia 7 plus. While the latest Android version is absent in the revised statistics for the month, even the previous two revisions that were released last month did not show any share of Android Pie.

Essential Pie update:

August 6, 2018 — Essential has always been extremely fast at issuing Android updates, and this release is no different. Minutes after Google announced Pie, Essential already started rolling out the update to the Essential Phone. Some of them actually received the update on Essential Phones quicker than Pixels. Not bad! Sony Pie update: October 12, 2018 — Sony is rolling out the stable version of Android 9.0 Pie to the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. The update comes in just over 1GB in size and includes the latest October 2018 security patch. Also arriving in U.K. HTC Pie update August 10, 2018 — HTC took to Twitter to announce that it’s bringing Android Pie to four of its smartphones: U12 Plus, U11 Plus, U11, and the Android One variant of the U11 Life. Unfortunately, there’s no word on when the updates will be available. HTC said this will be announced in “due course.” Now, before you drown yourself in a river of virtual tears, few big brands like Motorola user still waiting for oreo.

Final Verdict

“An exertion like Treble can’t fill in as a fix for OEM’s that simply couldn’t care less” I reached out to some ROM developers to ask about Treble and its impact on their workflow. you wouldn’t believe that Treble really doesn’t add much more work to a dev’s already full plate. So, finally, i want to conclude the treble is a just like my unfinished projects they only just start well.

Nitish sai kommaraju

Nitish sai kommaraju

A Developer by ❤️ always in pursuit of learning.

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