Google and Qualcomm have joined hands for enabling more Android smartphones to run the latest Android OS and security update versions. Together Google and Qualcomm plan to support four years of Android OS and security updates for all Snapdragon processors utilizing the Project Treble enhancements starting with Snapdragon 888.
As part of this collaboration with Google, Qualcomm Technologies will now support four Android OS versions and four years of security updates for all Snapdragon platforms utilizing the Project Treble enhancements, starting with the new Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform. These initiatives are designed to enable faster Android OS upgrades with fewer resources and a predictable software lifecycle for Snapdragon based devices, which together are expected to result in more consumers with Snapdragon based devices running the latest Android OS version.
Qualcomm and Google will enable smartphone manufacturers to upgrade their Snapdragon based devices to the latest Android OS without modifying Qualcomm Technologies’ chipset-specific software. This will reduce the time and resources required to upgrade software on Snapdragon based smartphones.
The enhancements are intended to enable Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to upgrade their Snapdragon based devices to the latest Android OS without modifying Qualcomm Technologies’ chipset-specific software and to use a common Android software branch to upgrade devices based on a wide range of Snapdragon mobile platforms across Qualcomm Technologies’ portfolio. These enhancements are designed to reduce the time and resources required to upgrade Snapdragon based devices to the latest Android OS version.