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Sushubh

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List of Google Play edition devices - Wikipedia

google play edition was another great concept that google dumped. but then it is unlikely that the volumes justified the amount of resources it required.

the only samsung i have owned personally is the samsung galaxy nexus. it was a mediocre phone.
 

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how would it help the common man? from my understanding treble only help people who run custom roms. and we have already seen that manufacturers do not play nice with custom rom developers. so only a limited section of people benefit from treble.
 


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Nope. Treble's main aim it to speed up the process of delivering OS updates as the OEMs don't have to rely on updated drivers/binaries from component manufacturers. Remains to be seen if it really helps.
 

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companies like samsung should have enough clout with them to get component developers to provide the necessary binaries. in the end, it is the manufacturer's choice to update devices. they do not have any incentive to provide updates for a few limited top end models. treble is not going to change anything for them. samsung for example probably already control manufacturing of all the critical components in their devices. their track record is getting better all the time but it's not like they are restricted by delays by third party suppliers.

it should of course solve the issue with specific devices that did not even get proper updates from google because companies like broadcom fucked up. i think galaxy nexus was one such device?
 

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You're right about Galaxy Nexus. Even Qualcomm is being an ass about driver updates (SD800/801 Nougat saga).
 


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It should make custom rom development little easy.

many custom roms suffer from bad quality cameras without official kernal sources. hell, even mipad 1 got some custom rom development only this year because qualocomm and nvidia relased teagra 3 kernal sources only this year, almost 3 years after mipad lauched.
 
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