Huawei is testing Google’s Fuchsia OS on the Honor Play
In a Thanksgiving shock, a brand new code change has revealed the primary Android smartphone for use as a testbed for Fuchsia, Google’s in-development working system for gadgets of every kind. The larger shock — it’s a Huawei.

Google and Huawei actually have historical past collectively, with Huawei being answerable for one of the crucial beloved Google telephones, the Nexus 6P. It makes good sense that the 2 firms would proceed to work collectively as Google develops a revolutionary new working system.

Within the final yr, engineers from Huawei have posted a couple of handful of public commits to Fuchsia’s Gerrit supply code administration, however none appeared like all main work or indicated what the corporate’s plans had been for the OS.

In a new commit posted late final evening, one other engineer from Huawei has instantly revealed that the corporate has been engaged on making the fledgling OS run on gadgets primarily based on their Kirin 970 processor, beginning with the Honor Play.

The commit message clearly states that the engineer was in a position to boot the gadget into Zircon, Fuchsia’s kernel, however doesn’t make any point out of the opposite layers of the Fuchsia stack, which means the expertise just isn’t but as thrilling as we know Fuchsia can be.

This modification marks a couple of totally different firsts for Fuchsia. The Huawei Honor Play is the primary client Android gadget to be examined on Fuchsia, and Huawei is the primary firm outdoors of Google to make a significant contribution to the open supply venture.

The Honor Play, Huawei’s newest gaming cellphone, is one among many telephones the corporate has produced primarily based on the Kirin 970. Having a typical base, a few of these different gadgets can also change into appropriate with Fuchsia sooner or later.

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Professional
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Professional
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Honor V10 (Honor View 10)
  • Honor 10
  • Huawei Nova 3
  • Honor Notice 10

Sadly, due to political issues, many of those gadgets, together with the Honor Play, aren’t obtainable on the market in the US, which can make it harder for fanatics to get their arms on one.

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