Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus should receive the next version of Google’s Android platform faster than older handsets, thanks to both devices supporting new software from Google.
The software, dubbed Project Treble, is aimed at making it easier for manufacturers to update their phones to the latest edition of Android.
Until now, the likes of Samsung have had to make serious changes to software in order to get Android updates from Google working alongside the chipsets in their new phones, leaving consumers frustrated.
Samsung has only just launched Android Oreo for last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, despite that version of the operating system being available since August 2017.
However, Project Treble separates the basic Android software from the manufacturer version needed for the latest chips, theoretically meaning Samsung can bring Android P to the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus much faster.
Android P, which is due to be detailed by Google this summer, promises a new–look home screen and slicker design, as part of a wider bid to take on Apple’s iOS.
Whether Samsung chooses to bring Android P to its new flagships this year remains to be seen. But with Project Treble support, the barriers to making that happen have certainly been removed.