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Future Nubia phones will feature stock Android with Project Treble

Nubia is switching to a stock Android experience in order to provide faster updates to its users

  • Published: March 7, 2018 1:29 PM IST
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All smartphone companies have their unique opinions about the software they include in their phone. While some prefer to stick to the minimalist stock Android interface for their phones like Motorola and Nokia. Others like to redesign the user interface according to their own standards and preferences.

ZTE’s sub brand Nubia have been one of the companies that prefer to implement their own UI on top of the stock experience and call it the Nubia UI. According to the the company, they’re now going to be using the stock Android experience on their smartphones from here on.

This decision was made by the company to expedite the process of updating the smartphones and do it without the extra “frills”. Besides stock Android, Nubia smartphones will now have support for Google’s Project Treble which means that the updates would arrive rather quickly.

Upcoming Nubia phones will arrive wit Android Oreo 8.0 out-of-the-box.

But the company will be shipping phones with its Nubia UI only in China. While this new move from Nubia will affect all the phones being launched in Europe and rest of the world.

Nubia’s participation in Android Treble is a clear choice considering that Project Treble is a major re-architect of the Android OS framework designed to make it easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers to update devices to a new version of Android.

In order to implement Project Treble, Nubia needed all its phones to be on Android Oreo 8.0 because lower versions don’t support this technology. This is because Project Treble separates the vendor implementation from the Android OS framework via a new vendor interface.

According to AndroidGuys, an unknown ZTE executive MWC stated, “It will be easier for Nubia to maintain such software in global models because it would also keep consumers in Europe and other regions happy.”

  • Published Date: March 7, 2018 1:29 PM IST