Snapdragon 888 phones will qualify for up to 4 Android OS updates

The Google Treble Project has been around since 2017 with the goal of accelerating Android updates by changing the core Android OS framework from OEM skin hardware. Now, Google and Qualcomm are working together to help Snapdragon-powered phones get support for up to 4 versions of Android OS (launch release + 3 OS updates) and 4 years of security updates.


Treble Project Infographic

Treble Project Infographic

Starting with the new Snapdragon 888 platform, Project Treble will provide the additional OS support and security updates which is a memorable move in software update policies. Back in August, Samsung announced that its Note20 notebook will receive three major updates for Android OS. Google’s own Pixel line still manages all Android phones with three years of OS updates and security packages.

Snapdragon 888 phones will qualify for up to 4 Android OS updates

Google says that all Qualcomm chipsets as a result of its launch on devices with Android 11 will benefit from the extended software support. There is no mention yet of other chipset manufacturers outside of Qualcomm. We also got an insight into Android 10 adoption rates revealed by 667 million active users, 82% of whom received their over-the-air (OTA) update directly on their device.

Android 10 conversion rates

Android 10 conversion rates

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