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Android users will love Project Treble – here’s why

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A faster way to get the latest updates.

Probably one of the cons that most Android users have is the ability to get the latest updates from Google, which at the moment is only restricted to Nexus and Pixel devices. And just before google I/O 2017 commences, the company has announced Project Treble which would make updates easier, faster and cost less to manufactures.

Project Treble will let developers write apps that will no longer needed to be tweaked to match different device specifications. “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 said in a statement.

The diagram below illustrates how manufacturers will get to update to each device without taking a lot of time.

The only drawback? It looks like the new feature will only be limited to new devices launching with Android O – meaning that even your Android O-compatible devices won’t be well, compatible.

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