Why are the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 not compatible with Project Treble?

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One of the most interesting initiatives of Google is Project Treblesince it promises end android fragmentation. So it is a very important issue for the most used mobile operating system in the world. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are not supportedand it seems unbelievable, taking into account that these are two benchmarks in the sector.

Now that we are ending the year, we see that 2017 still does not solve the fragmentation. There is no doubt that it is the most serious problem of Android, and there are still those who are using old versions, even three years old. That is why it is shocking to know that a manufacturer like Samsung does not offer support for this Google project.

Why don’t Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 support Project Treble?

It’s official, the portal gadgethacks has confirmed it. It was after making a test to these two high-end running version android oreo beta, which is now available for the Galaxy S8 in Spain. Sadly, this test has returned negative results, because it has revealed that none supports Project Treble. Why?

This project of the Mountain View giant performs a new partition of framework android via OTA. The problem lies in the difficulty that entails for 2017 devices that, despite being fully compatible with the update to Android 8.0, are not. If you’re wondering what exactly Project Treble is, we explain it here.

It should be noted that Google requires that all terminals that are launched with the version Android 8.0 Oreo or higher, have support for Treble in the future. But not the case for many models this yearsuch as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. It is somewhat disappointing that currently these two stars of Samsung do not support Treble.

How to know if my mobile supports Project Treble?

To find out if a smartphone supports Treble, just download Termux from Google Play. This application is simple to use; just open it and copy the command “getprop ro.treble.enabled” (without the quotes). If Termux returns “true” to this command line, then it is supported.


You can also take a look at all mobiles compatible and not compatible with Project Treble, to find out if yours is. It is a pity that two terminals of the stature of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 do not support such an important initiative for Android, with which updates will go from months to days. It would be good news if Samsung introduces support for Treble in the stable version of Android Oreo, although it is not very likely. And it’s a shame.

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