r33fd, 17 Mar 2018I don't get why anyone would like to replace the official firmware with an AOSP rom and LOSE m... moreYou loose property software, frameworks and cetera & you also lose ton of the unused never needed stuff & bug's that come with it. Benefit; you gain let's say minimal nice running & clean system that by far has the least bug's as it's code even it lacks lot of additional futures is a best polished one. If you don't like either minimal or AOSP think of it this way, what can run AOSP it pretty much can run everything else which state of code I won't comment.
First AOSP is not Lineage & vice versa the device build tree is very different. Secondly every aftermarket ROM is based on one of those two.
I don't get why anyone would like to replace the official firmware with an AOSP rom and LOSE many of the Samsung 's proprietary software features that define their flagship.
Is there actually any real benefit or is it just to say "we can" ?
With Project Treble oems can push updates faster but the real question will they? Tbh I dont see it happening it might speed up a little but not significantly the re use if treble is more support for custom roms for phones which didnt had it before
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2018Still OEMs has control their software...Officially but someone might make an unofficial version of the 8.0 or 9.0 for the S8 which could be compatible with project treble, or at least one can dream
A non-functional iris scanner isn't a significant problem, especially in a phone such as the S9 that has a fingerprint scanner.
In reality, it would only be possible if Samsung sends the updates the way Google wants them, otherwise thinking of having a liberty to install any update or OS update would require unlocked bootloader, which in turn breaks many a things in Samsung phones including the warranty. But, one can hope if wisdom prevails in Samsung's developers, it is going to be a win-win situation for users.