New York (The Verge) —
Qualcomm and Google have announced they’ll be working to expand Project Treble, starting with the Snapdragon 888. The goal is to provide more years of support for Android and faster updates.
The goal is to make it even easier for users to get the latest version of Android on their phones (something that isn’t always guaranteed) and to ensure that new Qualcomm chips will support four Android OS updates and four years of security updates — a huge leap forward from what most Android phones usually offer. Such a feat, if actually accomplished, would put Android smartphones closer to Apple’s iPhones in terms of long-term software support. — Chaim Gartenberg/@verge