Fri. Aug 14th, 2020

Google wants users to test Android Q directly

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Although Google has released the Android 9.0 system this year, the speed of adaptation of its smartphones to smartphones has accelerated, and many models have been upgraded to the latest Android systems. However, in the market share data of various versions of Android released by Google at the end of October, the latest Android Pie system still accounts for less than 0.1%.

For the popularity of the Android system, it has always been one of the problems of Google’s headache Android system. After Project Treble, Google seems to want to let Android users adopt Android Q in advance through the new Pie-GSI.

When the Android 8.0 system was released on I/O 2017, Google announced a new Project Treble, trying to solve the problem of vendors providing Android Android slow updates for their Android smartphones. Separating the Android framework code from the hardware driver code through Project Treble makes it easier for vendors to offer Android system updates.

A crucial part of Project Treble is the Common System Image (GSI), which requires all Treble-compatible devices to launch GSI based on existing vendor software and perform a series of tests, such as CTS-on-GSI (General Compatibility test suite on system image) and VTS (vendor test suite).

Now, in addition to vendors, Google also hopes that GSI will work for ordinary users.

According to XDA, at this year’s Android Developer Summit, Hung-Ying Tyan from Google’s Project Treble team gave a presentation titled “Understand the impact of Generic System Images (GSI).” Hung-Ying Tyan said that Google would focus on making ordinary application developers and even consumers benefit from GSI. To this end, Google has provided Pie-GSI in AOSP and is exploring how to give the future before the next Android release. GSI method.

Hung-Ying Tyan revealed that Google would provide users with the next Android version of the trial in advance through GSI. This means that even ordinary consumers, as long as they are enthusiastic, may test Android Q before Google provides the AOSP source code.