Most of the smartphones out there run on Google’s famous operating system, Android. Unless you own an iPhone, or some other very niched devices, chances are you use an Android-operated device. And while Android is a high-quality OS, it has one main issue: updates for its newer version roll out in a very disorganized and slow manner. The main culprit behind this is fragmentation.
A lot of users have been complaining about this for what seems like forever. And now, Google seems to finally have a solution for this problem in the works. Once the newest version of Android O will hit devices, the update fragmentation issue will be resolved once and for all. Android O stands for Android 8.0 Oreo, as the OS will most likely be called officially, and is the newest project in Google’s flagship OS line.
The new feature that will be implemented with Android O is being developed under codename Project Treble, and consists of the elimination of code rewriting with each update. Until now, carriers had to optimize devices for the new version of Android by rewriting segments of the OS code, which is a very tedious and complicated process. But Project Treble will put an end to this.
This will be done by updating the Android OS framework directly, thus eliminating the need for time-consuming code rewrites, compatibility testing and other adjustments that were a must thus far. In this way, Google is bringing Android one step closer to the excellent quality level of iOS, Apple’s flagship operating system for all their devices. If this feature will be implemented successfully, Android O will be the most revolutionary version of Google’s OS yet.
What about you? Are you excited for the launch of Android O and the new features it will bring? Let us know.