OnePlus explains why they decided not to support Project Treble in its current hardware
OnePlus has already confirmed that it has not supported the Project Treble feature in any of its current devices, including the recently launched OnePlus 5T. Now, our Chinese company has provided more information on this matter.
During the “Ask Me Anything” session on the Reddit network yesterday, a staff member at OnePlus explained that bringing the Project Treble feature to existing devices through an over-the-air update could pose a threat to users’ devices. Here’s what he said exactly:
“The Project treble feature requires allocating a partition of storage memory in order to separate the raw Android system from changes and customize the manufacturer. However, because the storage partition was not required in the Android system and in older versions of the Android system, all the existing devices do not contain partitioned storage. According to our tests, if we modify the storage partition via an over-the-air update, there is a risk that the hardware will crash during the partition process. We feel this poses a very serious risk to our society, which is why we did not support Project Treble on existing OnePlus devices. “
What is Project Treble?
If you’ve never heard of Project Treble before, it’s a feature Google announced several months ago that is part of the Oreo Android system. In fact, this feature allows hardware manufacturers to separate the raw Android system from the changes and customizations that these companies make to the operating system on their smartphones, which will help manufacturers to release major Android updates to their devices quickly.