Android execs talk updates, Project Treble, Linux, more

Google I/O doesn’t need skydivers or LCD Soundsystem to keep us interested year to year – we’ll happily settle for what is becoming an annual chat with members of the Android team. Heading into this year’s conference, the group was fresh off the release of the second Android O Developer Preview and the announcement of Project Treble, a massive modularization of Android’s hardware dependencies that should make updates a little easier on everyone involved with the OS. So as usual, there was plenty to talk about.

Dave Burke, VP of engineering for Android, has made time for us at several recent conferences, but this year we also had Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson, PM director for Android, in on the conversation. Given the opportunity, we tried to keep these questions pretty technical.

Ars does a duo-interview with two Android execs at Google.