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The OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T Will Get Android 8.1 Oreo, But Not Project Treble

Oxygen OS on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T was upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo the other day, and both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are due for an update in early 2018. That's mostly good news, but sadly, none of OnePlus's phones will support one of Oreo's headlining features: Project Treble. In an AMA...

Project Treble Brings Extended Linux Kernel Security Support to Combat Fragmentation

One of the major issues for Android over the years has been device fragmentation. The Android version and Linux kernel version a device are on can have a massive impact on the device’s security and usability, and Google is making a concerted effort to improve Android’s update lifecycle with Project Treble. At Linaro Connect San Francisco...

Project Treble in Action: Google Pixel 2’s Graphics Drivers come Pre-Installed as an App

One of the biggest new Android-related features announced this year wasn't even announced at one of Google's traditional hardware or software events. Called Project Treble, it's the biggest change to Android's low-level system architecture to date. It modularizes the operating system so it is kept separate from vendor components, hopefully reducing the time it takes...

What Project Treble Means for Future Custom ROM Development

Here on XDA, we have previously talked about Project Treble, the largest low-level change introduced to the Android base since the first Android beta was released almost 10 years ago, and how you can tell if your device has it. For those still unaware of what Project Treble is, it modularizes the lower layer of...

Google is Mandating Linux Kernel Versions in Android Oreo

Google has been offering Android as a mobile operating system for close to a decade. The company acquired it in 2005, unveiled it to the public in 2007 and then in 2008 we saw the first commercially available Android smartphone. There are some rules and limitations that Google has in place for a company to...

How to Check if Your Android 8.0 Oreo Device Supports Project Treble

We've first learned about Project Treble right before this year's Google I/O 2017. Treble is the most significant low-level change to the Android platform to date. To simplify heavily, it separates the vendor implementation from the Android framework in an effort to avoid lengthy waits for updates. Project Treble is currently supported by the Google...

Project Treble Coming to Some Existing Flagships as Google Works With OEMs on Android O

For those who are unaware, a number of Google employees who work on Android related projects actually hold a podcast called Android Developers Backstage. This podcast consists of Iliyan Malchev, Tor Norbye, Chet Haase and Romain Guy. The frequency of these podcasts is random (some months have 1 while others have 5) but there's usually at least some nugget...

Google Talks About Security Improvements with Project Treble

At Google I/O this year, we saw the announcement that Android O would bring a new change to the platform called Project Treble. When first explained, Google talked about how it is separating the vendor interface so that chip makers (like Qualcomm) don't have to rewrite their code for the chips on the market each...

Q&A with Android Execs Focuses on Project Treble, the Linux Kernel and More

Android's presence at Google I/O this year turned a lot of people's heads, but there really wasn't that much time dedicated to the largest mobile platform in the world. When a few members of the Android team sat down with All About Android, they said this was because a lot of the new changes are...

Android O Users Will Update Graphics Drivers Through Play Store

During the Android Fireside Chat that took place at Google I/O 2017, a nice new feature was discussed. It was revealed that users of Android O will be able to update their graphics drivers through the Play Store. This might be one of the most exciting features of the upcoming Android. We know very little about...

Google’s Project Treble Modularizes Android so OEMs can Update Devices Faster

One of the major criticisms of Android is fragmentation of software updates. To this day, many devices have to wait several months after their Google device counterparts just to receive the next major version of Android. For instance, Android Nougat was officially released in August of last year, but it has taken OEMs months on...