22 January 2019
Google has been working on multiple projects in the past few years. One of the many happens to be Fuchsia OS, its in-development OS for multiple devices. Well, it seems like Google aren’t the only ones working on getting the OS running on different devices. Courtesy of a new committed spotted online and made by an engineer from Huawei, we now know that Huawei is the very first company to use its smartphone as a testbed for Fuchsia OS.
Huawei, being one of the first few companies to work on Google’s upcoming OS is hardly surprising considering the history which the company and Google share. Remember the Huawei Nexus 6P? Well, it was manufactured by Huawei and till date remains one of the best crafted and highly functional smartphones. The new commit spotted online reveals that Huawei is attempting to make Fuchsia OS run on its Kirin 970 chipset. The Huawei Honor Play is the first smartphone to be tested with Fuchsia OS.
The device was able to boot into the Kernel for Fuchsia OS named Zircon. However, there’s still a lot more work to be done until it becomes even close to useable. Given that the company is testing out the OS on the Kirin 970 SoC, other devices which should also support the OS include: