Qualcomm and Google will be collaborating to extend support and simplify the upgrading procress for Android OS and Snapdragon.
In a press release, Qualcomm said that the two companies will be working to “enhance and extend” Project Treble, described by the Android Developers Blog as “an ambitious re-architecture of Android” that allows for vendor implementation reuse across OS updates and “the re-use of the same OS framework code across different vendor implementations”. The enhancements aim to lessen the time and resources used in upgrading Snapdragon devices to new Android OS versions.
The collaboration will also see Qualcomm providing support for four Android OS versions, while Snapdragon platforms, beginning with the Snapdragon 888, will receive four years of security updates with Project Treble enhancements.
Qualcomm product management vice president Kedar Kondap said in a prepared statement, “We are excited to work with Google to extend our support for Android OS and security updates on future Snapdragon mobile platforms utilizing the Project Treble enhancements. Through this collaboration, we expect accelerated Android OS upgrade on Snapdragon based devices while providing a superior user experience for end users.”