At I / O 2017, Google introduced Project Treble, a modular system that makes it easier for network manufacturers and operators to deploy updates, while providing faster updates and security patches on Android smartphones. Knowing that Project Treble could quickly evolve to become a major component of Android.
With Android 8.0, Google introduces a new update system for smartphone and tablet users. Google simply divides its operating system into two levels. The top level is directly managed by Google, so that security updates can be deployed quickly. The lower level will be as to him the management of the manufacturers of smartphones and processors. With Project Treble, it's almost as if Google is operating a sort of division of device drivers and Bios (as it is the case on Windows). Builders now have the ability to update only the lower layer. A novelty that seems to bring many possibilities, especially in terms of software updates acclres for users.
Which smartphones receive Project Treble?
All Android smartphones 8.x Oreo their factory outlet must integrate Project Treble, as specifically lexige the Californian company. This is how the second generation pixels, the future HTC U11, Sony XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Honor View 10 will implement the new Google system their output.
As for the smartphones that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, they can set up Project Treble but do not have the obligation. Android Rubin, the pre-Android, has shown the example with the Oreo update for the Essential Phone with Project Treble, just like Google with the first generation of Pixels. The manufacturer Huawei has not been left behind, deploying Android 8.0 on the Mate 9 and the Honor 8 Pro.
Smartphones compatible with Project Treble
|Google Pixel 2||Android 8.0 (native)|
|Google Pixel 2 XL||Android 8.0 (native)|
|Google Pixel||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|Google Pixel XL||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|HTC U11 +||Android 8.0 (native)|
|Sony Xperia XZ1||Android 8.0 (native)|
|Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact||Android 8.0 (native)|
|Huawei Mate 10 Pro||Android 8.0 (native)|
|Huawei Mate 9||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|Honor View 10||Android 8.0 (native)|
|Honor 8 Pro||Android 8.0 (updated)|
These smartphones do not use Project Treble
Because it requires partitioning of memory, Project Treble will not be deployed on some smartphones receiving Android 8.0 update. Google itself did not activate the system on its Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C. OnePlus officially announced that the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5 and 5T would not use Project Treble with the coming update. HTC will deploy Project Treble on its new smartphones with Oreo, but will not update it on the old ones. To find out which smartphones will not be running Project Treble despite updates to Android 8.0, you can refer to the list below.
Smartphones and tablets updated without Project Treble
|Google Nexus 6P||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|Google Nexus 5X||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|Google Pixel C||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|Sony Xperia XZs||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|Sony Xperia XZ Premium||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|Nokia 8||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|OnePlus 3 / 3T||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|OnePlus 5 / 5T||Android 8.0 (updated)|
|HTC U11||Android 8.0 (updated)|
Even if the models mentioned above will be updated without Project Treble, this does not mean that the functionality will not appear via a future update. Manufacturers like HMD Global and OnePlus will deploy the system via future updates.
How to tell if Project Treble is enabled on your smartphone
To check the status of Project Treble on your Android 8.x Oreo smartphone, there is a very simple way. To start, you need a terminal application like Tremux.
Once the application installs, you can check (after launching the program) the activation of Project Treble using the command line getprop ro.treble.enabled. If the result is true, Project Treble is enabled. With a false, it is disabled.
If your smartphone has not been registered here despite Project Treble activation, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments.
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