Will the stable Oreo release for the Nokia 8 contain Android Project Treble?
Thanks for the clarification Dear Jeroom.
As I checked a few pages on xda and android.com, understand project treble is a part of android os framework starting with Oreo. And I believe that HMD took advantage of Treble to publish Oreo Beta, being among the very few device manufacturers. (Although we haven't get the public release yet, beta was released only a week after I purchased my Nokia 8)
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Hi Jeroom & Naufrago!
Yes, Treble is part of Android Oreo 8.0 and will be included in Nokia 8.
Have a great day!
Support for project Treble was/is not enabled in the Nokia 8 beta. Just to be sure, does your answer implicate that HMD/Nokia will specifically be adding support for the final version of Oreo, as Oreo can also be rolled out without Treble support?
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After further reading on available resources, I realized that my own comments seemed little bit inaccurate to me. I've just run a test (piece of code on termux) on my nokia 8 w/oreo beta which shows it does not support project treble. After what Anna said about final release, I became more and more curious
I am downloading the official one right now :-)
Would someone with the right knowledge, be kind and check if project treble is activated when they have installed the official version.
Treble is not in this official 8 oreo update sadly
There's been a lot of discussion around Treble and we wanted to clarify thesituation. We're aware our previous message might have been a littleunclear and we're sorry for any misunderstanding.
Nokia 8 was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat™ however we recentlyupgraded this device to Android 8.0 Oreo™. Unfortunately Google onlysupports Project Treble on phones launching on Android 8.0 Oreo™, not phonesupgrading to their software.
HMD is fully committed to implementing Project Treble on all new AndroidOreo products in the near future and we apologise for any disappointment thismay cause.
As stated by Juho Sarvikas on Twitter:
Treble requires 2 conditions to be met:
1) Adapt to the new Vendor Interface implementation
2) Standalone Vendor partition to contain Vendor Implementation
Nokia 8 does not have separate Vendor partition in ROM space and the partitioning cannot be done OTA.
Link to the Tweet here.
Project Treble's main purpose seems to be to ease the distribution of updates. As Nokia was pretty quick with updates in the past, I don't know if Project Treble would lead to much improvement.
But Project Treble is also a major redesign of Android's architecture, and is expected to improve isolation between components and thus also overall security:
What I don't understand so far: If Project Treble is not enabled on the Nokia 8, does it benefit from the architectural changes and additional isolation nonetheless?
It cannot be done on the Nokia 8 Juho Sarvikas has already stated this and his comment regarding it has been posted by a number of people.
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