Thanks to the partnership, all compatible smartphones will get four assured Android version upgrades and security updates for four years.
Last year, Android 9 Pie went into the beta cycle with 7 non-Google phones, the first time it's been done. So, what about Android Q?
Only available in beta software for now, Project Treble functionality will soon roll out to all OnePlus 5 and 5T users over-the-air.
Those three chipsets are featured on several of the non-Google phones that are eligible for the Android P beta program, which explains a lot.
It should fast-track software updates on ASUS's end for the phone, but for ROM developers, it's two steps forward and a step back.
Another feature to look forward to on Android O is one that will ease the burden on manufacturers and carriers dealing with device software.