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Qualcomm guarantees three software updates and four years of security

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In 2017, Google announced Project Treble, a modular redesign of the Android system architecture that should reduce the time it took smartphone manufacturers to update their devices to the latest version of the operating system.

Now, they intend to go further, through a new partnership between Google and Qualcomm, the company that makes Snapdragon processors found on most Android phones, will make the two companies work together to improve the Treble Project and simplify further update the process for devices that have a Qualcomm processor.

The companies say their partnership will help reduce the time and resources that manufacturers need to invest to update their phones with the latest Google software, thereby extending the life of their products and, presumably, making it easier for manufacturers to work. consumers to receive updates faster.

qualcomm garante tres atualizacoes de software e quatro anos de seguranca

In the future, any device equipped with Snapdragon that supports Project Treble will allow up to three major updates to the Android platform and four years of security patches. In this way, the version of Android with which the phone and three more major updates, which means that most high-end phones will receive another year of security updates.

The first phones that will take advantage of Project Treble enhancements will be those that will introduce Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 chip, which will start arriving at high-end devices early next year. Qualcomm later clarified that it intends to support its “weaker” processors in the same way.

Of course, this news only makes sense for equipment equipped with Qualcomm processors. Although Qualcomm is the most used processor manufacturer on the Android market, it is not the only one. Many basic and intermediary phones rely on MediaTek processors. It is also important to note that this is not a policy that Google will require companies like Samsung and OnePlus to comply with. The research giant is just working with Qualcomm to make it easier for manufacturers to support their devices for longer, so the decision will always be up to the manufacturer.

Nevertheless, in a world where most major Android smartphones do not receive more than three years of operating system updates, and which take forever to receive updates, and some cheaper devices receive only two years of support, this is a step in the right direction and step in one of the great scourges of Android, the lack of equipment updates, unlike Apple.

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