Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Feb 2018 01:08 UTC

If I look back through all of the years we have covered Android, it’s hard to argue that the introduction of Google Play Edition phones wasn’t one of the biggest moments. In those early years, the Android skin situation was bad. Those early versions of TouchWiz, MotoBlur, and even HTC Sense, weren’t what many of us wanted, to say the least. We wanted Google’s version of Android, as well as their Nexus update schedules, yet that was tough to get because Google was making average hardware at the time.

While Google Play Edition may have failed as a program, I get the feeling that Android One will now act as a proper replacement to it.

Stop trying to make timely Android updates happen. It's not going to happen.

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It is not going to happen, because even with Treble Google does not want to bully OEMs, so they are the ones pushing the updates, if they want.

Also OEMs that upgrade from Nougat to Oreo aren't obliged to certify their devices for being Treble compliant.

So the majority of new devices scheduled for 2018, are actually mostly being released with Nougat on them.

Currently the dashboard shows 1.1% Oreo devices and Google I/O 2018 with AndroidP is around the corner.

Treble will be yet another failed attempt.

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