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Google’s ‘Project Treble’ gets quicker android updates from the manufacturers

siliconreview Google’s ‘Project Treble’ gets quicker android updates from the manufacturers

One of the huge issues with the Android version adoption today is the sluggish rollout of customized versions from OEMs to their smartphones. In order to fix it up, the tech giant Google is trying hard and has taken a step with the launch of 'Project Treble' that aspires to make Android updates 'easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers.'

The Project Treble fundamentally lets the OEMs to update to the newest Android software, without making a lot of changes. Earlier, the manufacturers had to wait for chipmakers to alter the new release to their precise hardware. But after getting the customized software from chipmakers, OEMs made their own tweaks, test it out with carriers, and then release it to well-matched smartphones. So now, with Project Treble, a separate vendor interface is shaped between the Android OS framework and the vendor implementation. The tech giant also claims that it will work with chip makers to make certain the vendor interface is compatible beforehand, and the validation of that will be done by a Vendor Test Suite (VTS).

"Project Treble aims to do what CTS did for apps, for the Android OS framework. The core concept is to separate the vendor implementation - the device-specific, lower-level software written in large part by the silicon manufacturers - from the Android OS Framework. This is achieved by the introduction of a new vendor interface between the Android OS framework and the vendor implementation. The new vendor interface is validated by a Vendor Test Suite (VTS), analogous to the CTS, to ensure forward compatibility of the vendor implementation," Google explains on its developer blog.

With a steady vendor interface, the device manufacturers can decide to bring a new Android discharge to consumers by just only updating the Android OS framework without any additional work required from the silicon manufacturers, this will in a way save up a lot of time. This architectural change to Android will be coming with Android O, and the first developer sample already seems to have it.