Tue. Jul 14th, 2020

Google may work with companies such as Samsung, Sony, Huawei, and other to develop Fuchsia OS

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At present, Google’s next-generation operating system, Fuchsia OS, is almost all developed and tested on Google’s own devices (Pixelbook and Nest Hub), but last week  9to5google  found that Fuchsia has handled a series of issues related to Google’s partners, this means that Google may be working with companies such as Samsung, Xiaomi and Sony to develop tests for Fuchsia OS.

Astro Fuchsia OS

Fuchsia is a cross-platform operating system based on functionality and modularity. It is important that it is a “non-Linux” system. It uses Google’s new microkernel, Zircon, and uses Dart and Flutter to create a new UI. Fuchsia is committed to creating a mobile and PC-rich ecosystem that supports 64-bit Intel and ARM processors and is rumored to focus on the embedded world and apply it to IoT.

Currently Fuchsia has migrated the bug tracking in development to Monorail, which is not publicly available, but the word “partner” is included in the title of the page:

fuchsia – Engineering and partner issues for Fuchsia – monorail

Google usually will work closely with other companies to develop software, including Android and Chrome OS, and in order to help ensure effectively communicate issues and ideas, Google has created a special “partner access” program, which the other Employees of corporate partner companies can access the private domain of the Google site, especially the bug tracker. Authorized developers will be assigned a mailbox in the format: [name]@[company].corp-partner.google.com. So seeing the word “partner” on the bug tracker of Fuchsia OS may be related to this cooperation mechanism.

Combining these two points, 9to5google believes that it is safe to say that Google wants to cooperate with some companies on Fuchsia, and search for “corp-partner.google.com” in Fuchsia’s Gerrit source code. 21 “partner users” from 13 different companies, 6 of which are Android OEMs, others including chipmakers and software engineering companies. At the same time, some partner users have experience contributing to the Linux kernel, and Android is known to be based on the Linux kernel.

The companies involved are as follows:

ARM
GlobalEdge Software
Huawei
Imagination Technologies
MediaTek
Oppo
Qualcomm
Samsung
Sharp
Sony
STMicro
Unisoc
Xiaomi

Source: 9to5google