One of the primary differences between Android and Apple’s operating system is uniform implementation on devices. While Apple has always maintained a schedule to release its operating system, Android’s OS release has always been like sporadic showers. Android phone makers, on the other hand, have never shown a noticeable enthusiasm to update their respective devices with the latest OS release. Slow update of OS is the prime culprit in this game, and to resolve the issue, Google has launched Project Treble.

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Very few manufacturers have succeeded to adopt the latest version of Android quickly. If we go by the figures, there are 28.1% phones are running Android 6.x (Marshmallow), and 28.5% on Android 7.x (Nougat). This indicates that more than 50% Android phones are running two-year-old operating system. Only 1.1% phones are running on the latest Android 8.x (Oreo). You cannot find this considerable difference in Apple phones. Google’s update cycle and low-adoption rate from manufacturers are cited as the two primary reasons behind this disconnect. This is where Project Treble seems to have resolved the issue. We have provided a list of Android phones updated with Project Treble support; but before this, you may like to know what Project Treble is.

List of Android Phones Updated with Project Treble Support

What is Project Treble?

Project Treble entirely redesigns the way Android works. Essentially, it separates Android OS from the Hardware Abstraction Layers (HALs). In simple words, HAL seamlessly integrates operating system with device hardware. Earlier, Android and the HALs used to reside within the same area, i.s. System Partition. Project Treble plans to establish better communication between the Android framework and device hardware, and this will be possible by moving HALs to their area (vendor partition).

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Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) like Samsung, LG, HTC, and more can now work on modifying the stock Android framework when they wait for vendors like Qualcomm to supply updated HALs. This will expedite the process of releasing Android updates.

Android Phones Officially Updated with Project Treble Support

Google

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL

Honor/Huawei

  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite/Honor 9i
  • Huawei Nova 2
  • Honor 7X
  • Honor 8 Lite/Huawei P8 Lite 2017
  • Honor 8 Pro
  • Honor 9
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Lite
  • Huawei P10 Plus

Miscellaneous

  • ASUS Zenfone 4 – No vendor partition, so cannot flash GSI
  • Essential Phone
  • Razer Phone
  • Sharp Aquos S2
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Android Phones Unofficially Updated with Project Treble Support

  • Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus
  • Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro
  • Motorola Moto Z
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3s/3X
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5/Redmi 5 Plus

How to Know if Android Oreo 8.0 Phone Supports Project Treble?

There is a quick and straightforward way to know whether your Android 8 (Oreo) device supports Project Treble; and for this, Head over to this post to check if your Android device supports Project Treble.

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