Qualcomm partners with Google to speed up Android P adoption rates

By | 9th May 2018

The Snapdragon 845, 660, and 636 already support the new software.

Android P was one of Google's biggest talking points during the I/O opening keynote on May 8, and following the announcement of Developer Preview 2 and its new beta, Qualcomm's confirmed that its three top processors already fully support the new software.

The processors in question include the Snapdragon 845, 660, and 636, and because of this rapid support, Qualcomm notes it'll be easier for OEMs to update their existing hardware to Android P when the software officially launches.

In other words, we should (hopefully) see faster adoption of Android P compared to Oreo and other past releases.

Commenting on this, Google's Vice President of Engineering, Dave Burke, said –

Project Treble is the new hardware interface architecture for Android that is designed to make platform updates easier for device manufacturers. We're excited to work closely with Qualcomm Technologies on a streamlined implementation of Android P for Snapdragon silicon, so device manufacturers can bring the latest Android innovations to developers and consumers more quickly.

Combing this with the other announcement that Google's opening its Android Beta Program to third-party OEMs, such as OnePlus and Sony, it's becoming clear that Google's getting serious about doing something with Android's fragmentation issue.