PROJECT TREBLE Posts on XDA

APEX in Android Q: What Could Be The Biggest Thing Since Project Treble

Implementing APEX is probably the biggest headache Google has faced since the introduction of Project Treble. What is APEX, and how will its introduction change Android? The idea behind APEX by itself is rather common in everyday GNU/Linux distributions: package updates targeting specific sections of the Linux library set. But that’s something Google never tried to...

Google is considering letting users test Android Q before its AOSP release

Ahead of Google I/O 2017, Google unveiled Project Treble: a major rearchitecting of Android to separate the Android framework code from the hardware vendor implementation. The goal was to make it easier for device makers to provide Android software updates, combating fragmentation and making Android devices more secure in the process. Every device launching with...

OnePlus 5/5T get OxygenOS 5.1.6 with Project Treble & VoLTE for IDEA India

OnePlus is doing a great job at providing updates for its smartphones. With the surprise announcement of Android Pie for the OnePlus 3/3T and Project Treble support announced for the OnePlus 5/OnePlus 5T, the company is doing very well at keeping a good reputation when it comes to software updates. With their somewhat-recently announced software maintenance...

POCO F1 gets a modified vendor image for Android Pie-based Project Treble GSIs

Thanks to the low price of POCO's first flagship device and official support from POCO, the POCO F1 is poised to become incredibly popular on the XDA forums. Just a few weeks ago, a few Android 8.1 Oreo-based custom ROMs popped up on our forums for the device. Later, the first Android Pie custom ROM became...

OpenKirin’s ROMs now support Honor 8, Honor Note 8, Huawei P9/P9 Plus, and Huawei Mate 8

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM for Android devices. It's often used as a base for other custom ROMs such as Resurrection Remix. There are other ROMs like OmniROM that are also popular and may or may not be based on LineageOS. Thanks to the efforts of the OpenKirin project, unofficial LineageOS, Resurrection Remix, and...

Android TV in 2019: Industry trends moving forward

Android TV boxes have a lot of potential, but thanks to the mishandling by device manufacturers they may soon be outclassed by competitors. However, Google isn't giving up just yet. In a panel consisting of leading experts from Google and Think Analytics hosted by Accedo at Broadcast Asia, we got to have a closer look...

Google made a program to test security patch compliance on Android devices

Security, mostly due to heavy software fragmentation, is one of the biggest issues with the Android ecosystem. Google's own Pixel smartphones are the gold standard of secure Android smartphones, but Google doesn't only want to secure their own devices. Google has introduced measures like Project Treble, worked to extend Linux kernel LTS from 2 to...

OnePlus 5 & OnePlus 5T get OxygenOS 5.1.5 with Project Treble support

I'd be safe to say that Project Treble is one of the most revolutionary changes to the Android framework since the operating system was first introduced. While its primary purpose is to make speed up the update process for OEMs by separating the vendor implementation from the Android framework, thus allowing OEMs to work on...

Android Pie GSI now available for Project Treble-enabled devices

When Google first announced Project Treble with Android 8.0 Oreo, there was some skepticism among the community about how effective Treble would be at bringing faster updates to Android devices. After seeing how Treble can help kickstart the custom development process by making it possible for supported devices to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI),...

Hands-on with LineageOS 15.1 on an Android Go device

Project Treble has opened many doors in custom ROM development, including allowing obscure, no kernel source devices to run AOSP. All you need is to be able to unlock the bootloader and you can boot a GSI on it. That's exactly what we did with the Blackview A20 Android Go phone. We tried out LineageOS...

The Alldocube X is a 10.5-inch Android 8.1 Oreo tablet that costs $269

The Alldocube X is a 10.5-inch Android 8.1 Oreo tablet costing $269, and it's launching mid-August. This is a MediaTek powered Android tablet with one special quirk - we are working with the company to ensure the existence of a development program. That's right: it's unlockable, and you'll be able to develop for it from...

How A/B Partitions and Seamless Updates Affect Custom Development on XDA

When Android Nougat released, it had us talking about all kinds of new features. We got a newly updated user interface for starters along with long-awaited multiwindow capabilities and Vulkan Graphics API support. But one under-the-hood addition flew over the heads of most users. Android Nougat introduced "Seamless Updates" on devices that support A/B partitions....