Samsung, Sony, MediaTek, Xiaomi, Huawei and others may already be involved in the Fuchsia project

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In addition to Huawei, which has been discovered in the past, more industry giants have been found to be involved in the development of the Fuchsia operating system and related ecological construction. Samsung, Sony, MediaTek, Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO and others have been found to be already involved in the Fuchsia project, and Google has announced a new position: Strategic Partner Development Manager, which establishes and maintains strategic partnerships.

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the Fuchsia operating system for the past two years, and some of the hardware devices it supports have filled us with curiosity. So far, these products have been supplied by Google, such as the Pixelbook and Nest Hub, as well as devices that have not been fully officially verified, such as Huawei’s Honor Play phones, which are used to test The Fuchsia in a variety of different situations. But it’s clear that if the Fuchsia operating system is to succeed, Google will need to work with more other companies to create the ecosystem and help partners develop their own Fuchsia-based hardware and software projects.

Recently, familiar names such as Samsung and Sony have been spotted among the various Google partners of Fuchsia OS.

Bug tracking management

This was discovered because of some  subtle changes in The Last Few Months of The Repo of Fuchsia, where bug tracking management related to the development of the Fuchsia project was used as “Jira”, but now the bug tracking management of the Fuchsia project has migrated to “Monorail” on, and “Monorail” is a tool created and used by the Google Chromium team, using a domain name: bugs.chromium.org; Tracking management temporarily changed to the inside of the team, address is: https://bugs.addressum.org/p/fuchsia/s/list, careful friends can find this page’s title is:

Fuchsia – Engineering and partner issues for Fuchsia – monorail

Notice that the word “partner” used in it didn’t appear in the past, but now Fuchsia has told the world that partner is getting involved, and that Google is ready to get partner involved.

Hello, Partner

It’s no secret that Google has been working closely with other companies to develop software, including Android and Chrome OS. To help ensure that issues and ideas are communicated effectively, Google has created a partner access program that allows employees of other companies to access the private areas of Google’s website, especially systems that involve project management, such as Bug Tracker.

Partner users are users of a company or organization that works with Google to collaborate on specific projects using Issue Tracker and the internal project management system.

Google also provides these partner users with a new email address in the form of “User Name” @corp-partner.google.com Partners often use these same Google Accounts to sign in to Gerrit, which hosts a number of Google projects, including Android, Chrome and Fuchsia.

We already knew that Google was poaching The Mac from Apple and would be responsible for bringing Fuchsia to market, and now Google is publicly releasing some Fuchsia positions, such as this “Fuchsia Strategic Partner Development Manager”, a key “job responsibility” for this position. One is to “act as an industry liaison and secure a strong commitment from partners to support Fuchsia’s strategic priorities.” “Look at the figure below:

三星、索尼、联发科、小米、华为等公司可能已经在参与Fuchsia项目

Its application link is: Strategic Partner Development Manager, Fuchsia, expect Susia Chinese community has a small partner to apply to try, if you can’t access the Google website, here is a screenshot of this post in detail:

三星、索尼、联发科、小米、华为等公司可能已经在参与Fuchsia项目

Who do you have partners with Fuchsia?

In summary, it is clear from the point of view that Google is willing and willing to work with certain companies on the Fuchsia project. What are the vendors? Although the new bug-tracking program itself doesn’t reveal any secrets, you can get a glimpse of the “corp-partner.google.com” email address by scrutinizing Fuchsia’s Gerrit.

To date, 21 different “partner users” have appeared in Thegerrit source control in Fuchsia, from 13 different companies, six of which (shown in bold below) are also Android OEMs. The rest include chipmakers and software companies. Some of these partner users, such as Oppo and Xiaomi, even have experience contributing to the Linux kernel (the foundation of Android), name lying:

Arm

GlobalEdge Software

Huawei

Imagination Technologies

MediaTek

OPPO

Qualcomm

Samsung

Sharp

SONY

STMicro

Unisoc

Xiaomi

It should be noted that Google has never directly disclosed information about the partner, which only indicates that the company used the resources of Fuchsia using the partner account. Huawei, OPPO, and GlobalEdge submitted codes using their own email addresses.

What does that mean?

It is certainly a bit arbitrary to say that the companies mentioned above are currently developing the Fuchsia operating system, which cannot be directly verified, but it can be noted that these companies have shown an interest and a degree of participation in the Fuchsia operating system. If so, and has become involved with many partners, Fuchsia may be more than just a pilot project.

Google may choose to involve hardware and software partners as early as possible to give them a better understanding of Google’s plans for Fuchsia and the features of the Fuchsia operating system to determine whether the Fuchsia-based project is worth investing in and participating in.

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