Google reportedly stopped using Android 9 on new phones as of January 31, 2020. After that date, all Android devices must use Android 10.
Reporting from XDA Developers, the document was issued by Google Mobile Services (GMS) or a series of applications and services that must be licensed by the company before being installed to an Android device.
In the document it is written that Google will stop the permission to use Android 9 Pie after January 31, 2020. Means, Android devices that will come out after that date will certainly use Andorid 10.
To be approved, Original Equipment Manufacter (OEM) or original equipment manufacturers must send software made specifically for their devices to Google. Approval can be approved if the relevant documents are complete. In addition there are also a series of tests such as Compatibility Test Suite (CTS), Vendor Test Suite (VTS), and Google Test Suite (GTS).
In addition to the subject of Android 9, the document also includes an older Android OS. Device approval with Android OS 8.1 Oreo or Go edition has been extended. This is a follow up to the discovery of performance regression on Android 9 Pie (Go Edition).
This regulation seems to force OEMs to follow the latest Android releases. This is actually considered very difficult. But now Google has reportedly eased the requirements so that the burden of the manufacturer to keep up with changes on Android becomes easier.
For those of you who still have a device with Android OS 9, you will still get software updates. But as reported that the update will not last long. Because, Google plans to stop updating Android 9 after Android 11.
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