This is how Google is fighting against the fragmentation of Android

Despite the fact that Android has improved a lot in the last few years, Google is still having a problem present since the popularization of Android, this problem is known as fragmentation, something which is also present in iOS, but in Android has worrying figures.

For those who don’t know, the fragmentation are the different versions of the operating system that you are operating in the market, it is ideal that the majority of smartphones have the latest version of Android is installed, but we know that this is not so, and the worst thing is that when Android Foot meets the first month of life Android Oreo will not be the version most used in Android, something that as a minimum we would like it that way.

Much of the responsibility for the fragmentation in Android is serious the manufacturers, because they are responsible to update their devices, and as it seems impossible that the manufacturers are going to offer solutions, because Google is the one who has been fighting with the fragmentation with different projects and decisions, which may change the figures of the fragmentation in the coming years.

Google urged to fix the problem of fragmentation in Android

Project Treble

Project Treble is not a new project, as Google implemented it officially with Android Oreo, and all smartphones with Android Oreo factory are compatible with the Treble, which will facilitate the update process for manufacturers.

Basically Project Treble is the modularization of the operating system, that is, is separated in layers so that the manufacturers will be much easier and faster to adjust the new versions of Android to its layers of customization.

And is that before Project Treble, each manufacturer wanted to modify a part of the operating system to adjust it with your own code had to defragment all the code of Android (so to speak), something that is now not going to happen, because they will only have to touch the module that you want to reconfigure.

Project Treble is an excellent solution that will save you time and money to all the manufacturers, however, not everything is honey on pancakes, because as I mentioned only Android smartphones Oreo factory are compatible with this project, and those who are upgrading to this version will not be compatible, at least not the companies that most smartphones sold in the world such as Samsung, Huawei or Xiaomi.

Android Beta Program

From Android Nougat, Google opened the program of betas to users who were not programmers could test without a problem the new features of the new versions of Android, although in their time they were just exclusive to the Nexus, and with the beta version of Android Oreo last year, only the Nexus and Pixel were compatible.

In the past Google I/O, the company released the beta of the Android P, which for the first time in its history was opened up to teams from other brands that were not from Google, that is to say, Xiaomi, Nokia, OnePlus, Vivo, OPPO and Sony were the companies that participated in the beta version of Android Foot with some of their models.

With this decision, Google wants other manufacturers to be able to refresh much faster their computers by accessing it before the news of its new operating system, a clear example of this is that Xiaomi is already looking for beta testers to test the new version of MIUI with Android Foot, in the same way, Nokia has launched a version still in beta but with the news of the official release of Android Foot for your Nokia 7.

Google has mentioned that it is likely that the next year arrive a lot more computers to the beta Android Q, where for the course are expected to participate more computers with Android One.

Android One

Android One is not a new project, but since last year has taken a lot of strength, being Nokia its main ally, as the firm announced at the Mobile World Congress that all their releases would come with Android One, a good news for all users that want a smartphone with Android pure.

All manufacturers that want to launch a smartphone with Android One must have the authorization of Google, that is to say the company certifies, and these manufacturers are required to update their devices for two years, as well as to launch month-to-month security updates from Google.

My experience using the Android One

The advantage of Android One is that many brands are pointing with one or two models with Android One, and now Nokia, Xiaomi, Motorola, BQ, and HTC have computers with Android One, which is going to update to the latest version of Android very soon.

After the Pixel, the Android One could be the first smartphones to receive the new version of Android, except for trademarks as Essential, which has released the update of Android Foot the same day that Google has released for its Pixel.

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