Why Android 10 Captures the Market Faster than Previous OS Versions

In the spring of 2017, Google introduced the Project Treble initiative, which was supposed to simplify and speed up the update release process due to a certain modularity, which allows separating the framework of the Android operating system from a low-level implementation.

At that time, the current version of Google’s mobile operating system was Android 8 Oreo. Gradually, Project Treble support was added to an increasing number of devices. The first results of the new initiative were recorded with the release of Android 9 Pie.

In beta testing Android 9 users of seven models of smartphones from different manufacturers took part. This year, during the testing of Android 10, the number of models from 12 manufacturers increased to 18 positions.

According to Google, there have been really noticeable changes over the past couple of years. The graph shows the active user base in the same number of days after launch.

At the end of July 2018, shortly before the launch of Android 9 Pie, the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system occupied 8.9% of the market. At the end of August 2019, just before the launch of Android 10, the share of Android 9 amounted to 22.6% of the ecosystem. This proves that Project Treble had a positive effect on the speed of updates.


Now updates to Android 10 are released even faster. So it’s worth saying thanks to Google and the Project Treble initiative, which really simplified the update process.

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