It is very clear. This is the same three-year update that you currently get with Pixel, +1 security year and more updates.
– Ron Amadeo (@ ronmedo) 16 December 2020
The first phones to take advantage of Project Treble’s enhancements will be those that feature Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 chip, which will begin making its way to high-end devices early next year. Qualcomm later Clarified It plans to support its lower-level chips in this way.
Of course, all this will not do you any good if you own a phone without a Snapdragon processor. While Qualcomm is the most prominent chipmaker in the Android space, it is not the only one. Many entry-level and mid-range phones run MediaTek processors. It is also important to point out that this is not a policy Google would require companies like Samsung and OnePlus. The search giant is only working with Qualcomm to make it easier for manufacturers to support their devices longer.
Nevertheless, in a world where most flagship Android phones do not receive OS updates for more than three years, and some less expensive devices get two years of support, this is a step in the right direction.