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List of Android devices supporting Project Treble

Android security patches and updates has been a hit or miss affair with different manufacturers. Essential and Google are good at doing this, the rest not much.
Project Treble should make Android updates better
Project Treble should make Android updates better

That is why Project Treble came into fruition. Project Treble is a major overhaul of Android's architecture and how it works.  This will essentially separate the Android framework from the vendor's Hardware Abstraction Layers or HALs. This allows the OS to work directly with the device hardware.

Before the Android framework and HALs are stored in the same partition within the device. With Treble, they will be residing into two different partitions allowing for a more standardized communication between the hardware and the OS. 

This, in turn, will allow different manufacturers such as LG, Samsung, Huawei among others to tweak the Android framework while they wait for vendors such as Qualcomm to provide updated HALs. This should mean faster Android updates across the board.

Of course, this also means great news for the Android modding communities since Treble can potentially make AOSP ROMS work better without the need for hacks. We said potentially since nothing set to stone as long as proper testing is made. There could still be issues and hardware conflicts like incompatible AOSP roms to retina scanners, for instance.

Here are the devices that will officially support Project Treble:

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite
  • Huawei Nova 2
  • Honor 7X
  • Honor 8 Lite/Huawei P8 Lite 2017
  • Honor 8 Pro
  • Honor 9
  • Honor 9i
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Lite
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • ASUS Zenfone 4
  • Essential Phone
  • Razer Phone
  • Sharp Aquos S2
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Here are devices that were updated but not officially supporting Project Treble:

  • Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus
  • Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro
  • 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

What do you think guys?

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