The two tech giants Qualcomm and Google will work together in a deal to expand Android support on mobile devices and simplify upgrades.
Qualcomm Technologies announced a collaboration with Google to develop and expand Android operating system support. This will allow more devices with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile platforms to run the latest Android operating system. The smartphones will receive four years of Android OS version updates and four years of security updates, starting with the Snapdragon 888.
Qualcomm and Google collaboration
Google announced Project Treble in 2017 as an attempt to streamline the erratic Android OS update cycle. Qualcomm and Google will work together to expand Project Treble to bring Android OS updates to more smartphones next year. These initiatives also aim to enable faster Android OS upgrades with fewer resources and a predictable software lifecycle for Snapdragon-based devices.
“Google continues to work closely with our technology partners to improve the freshness of the Android ecosystem. Thanks to this collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, we expect Android users to have the latest OS upgrades and greater security on their devices,” said David Burke, vice president of Android engineering at Google. made statements.
“Thanks to this collaboration, we are providing an accelerated Android OS upgrade on Snapdragon-based devices as well as a superior user experience for end users,” said Kedar Kondap, one of Qualcomm executives.
Google says this change applies to all Snapdragon processors scheduled to be released with Android 11 in 2021.