Tuesday , May 18 2021

Google expects more phones to have Android Pie in 2018 than Oreo 2017



Google hopes that its latest version of Android will be available on more devices by the end of the year than its predecessor in 2017.

Android operating system is the most popular in the world, used on smartphones and tablets, but has a stagnation problem, as each device manufacturer has time to optimize each update with its products, often leads to delay.

The Treble project, a framework that speeds up the adoption of updates, was set to help Android's operating system challenge and can speed things up with Google's intention that all devices run with Android 9 Pie or later Treble-compatible.

Pic 3 and Kick 3 KSL are in a limited list of phones that are currently compatible with Android Pie (Google / PA)

"Thanks to Treble, we expect to see more devices from the original Android device maker Pie in the end of 2018, compared to the number of devices that used Android Oreo at the end of 2017," said project designer Treble architect Iliyan Malchev.

Android's rival, Apple's iOS, is able to update much faster because it uses the operating system solely on its own products, which means it has more control over how many of its devices will be updated.

When Apple passed iOS 12 in September, 60% of all iOS devices used the latest update within 44 days.

For comparison, Google data from the end of October shows that Oreo is the most sought-after version, which was released in 2017, while Pie struggling by 0.1%.

– Press Association


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