While Android is easily comparable with iOS in terms of performance and quality on any given day, it also has one major disadvantage: system updates. Google’s update system is lagging behind Apple’s drastically, and thus devices sometimes become outdated before their time is up. The main culprit for this major inconvenience is fragmentation, a problem Android has been facing for quite some time now.
However, when Android O will launch, it’s expected to bring a new feature that will make updates easier and faster, as well as less expensive on the part of manufacturers. Thus, upgrading your device to the latest version of Android will run smoother, and your user experience will be overall improved.
New Android O Feature Will Make Updates Easier
The new feature is in production right now under the codename ‘Project Treble’, and it consists of a seemingly simple change that is quite complicated to enforce, actually. Probably this is why it hasn’t happened sooner. The problem so far has been that code has to constantly be rewritten by manufacturers in order to make the new version of Android compatible with their devices.
Project Treble aims to put an end to this problem by implementing a streamlined process of rolling out the new operating system version as soon as it hits the market. At least that’s what Google has been promising us so far, according to statements given by Mountain View reps. If this turns out to be true, then it’s surely great news.
However, the main issue at hand is that Android Nougat is a minority on the OS market, even though it has been out for some time now. So if Android O launches too soon, there will be a lot of confusion on the market. However, we don’t know for sure what will happen, so we’ll have to wait and see.