Originally Posted by GTwannabe
Android's real problem is fragmentation. Everyone gushes about Samsung phones but even something like a Galaxy S8 is 14 months out-of-date on the OS.
Google needs to lock down Android at a core level. Allow partners to add their own default skins/launchers but always have stock Android as a fallback.
They kinda sorta have. Starting with phones launching
on Androud 8.0, they have to implement a feature of 8 called Treble. Allowing the OS to stay nice and updated.
Should be noted, that the Essential Phone PH-1 will be implementing it for Android 8.0.