Google’s Project Treble tends to make it less difficult for Android entrepreneurs to enhance their units to the recent model of the cellular running procedure, which very likely suggests that the prolonged waits Android consumers have endured while suppliers roll out their very own updates may well be a thing of the previous.
But that is not going to be the case if you very own a OnePlus product, at the very least for this yr. In an AMA held yesterday on the OnePlus forums, agent Adam Krisko verified that none of the firm’s now launched units assist Project Treble. Nor will they in the future.
“We are not now supporting treble and do not plan to for these units,” Krisko reported.
This may well arrive as a surprise this late in the game, primarily after Google created it apparent in May perhaps that any new units that ship with Android Oreo put in will have to assist Project Treble. However, even OnePlus’ most current product – the a short while ago launched OnePlus 5T – runs on Nougat.
Aside from the Pixel, Android does not work in a shut procedure like Apple’s iOS, so consumers of units from suppliers like Samsung are often pressured to hold out months or even decades for the providers that make their chips to approve the running procedure updates for the product.
Treble, nevertheless, only updates the areas of Android that never right bill the chips, earning it simple to bypass this prolonged acceptance process. We reveal it in higher depth listed here.
Google’s very own 1st-generation Pixel proves that it is attainable to get Project Treble even if Oreo was put in afterwards, but for whichever explanation OnePlus is declining to assist the assistance.
On the vivid side, the very same AMA verified that OnePlus is actively preparing to get Android 8.1 Oreo on the 5T, so maybe updates is not going to just take that extended with out Treble, after all.
However, the timeline supplied for this update was merely “afterwards.”