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Google may be cooperating with Xiaomi, Sony and other companies to develop Fuchsia OS

via:开源中国     time:2019/10/16 8:31:30     readed:623

Fuchsia is a cross platform operating system based on function modularization. It is very 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 building an ecosystem of mobile and PC integration, supporting 64 bitWith the ARM processor, and heard that it will focus on the embedded world, and applied to IoT.

At present, Fuchsia has migrated the bug trace under development to the undisclosed Monorail, but the word "partner (partner)" is included in the title of the page, which leads to speculation:

Fuchsia-Engineering and partner issues for Fuchsia-monorail

Fuchsia - Fuchsia engineering and partner issues - Monorail

Google usually works closely with other companies to develop software, including Android and Chrome OS. To help ensure that problems and ideas are effectively communicated, Google has created a“Partner visit(partner access) program, which enables employees of other corporate partners to access Google's private domain, especially Bug Tracker. Authorized developers will be assigned an email in the format of [name] @ [company]. Corp-partner.google.com.

Partner users are users of companies or organizations that work with Google to use Issue Tracker for specific projects.

So seeing the word "partner" on Fuchsia OS's bug tracker may have something to do with this partnership mechanism.

On the other hand, a recent search“Fuchsia OS Strategic partner Development Manage”Google is expanding its partners to support Fuchsia OS, according to its recruitment announcement: one of the key job responsibilities listed in the open position is to "act as an industry hub and gain firm commitment from partners to support Fuchsia's strategic focus."

Combining these two points,9to5googleI think it is certain that Google wants to cooperate with some companies on Fuchsia, andGerritSearch "corp-partner. Google. Com" in the source code, and you can see that 21 "partner users" appear in the source code. They come from 13 different companies, including 6 Android OEMs, and others include chip manufacturers and software engineering companies. At the same time, some partner users also have experience in contributing to the Linux kernel, which Android is known to be based on.

The companies involved are as follows:

  • ARM

  • GlobalEDGE software

  • Huawei

  • Imaging technologies

  • MediaTek

  • Oppo

  • Samsung

  • Sharp

  • SONY

  • STMicro

  • Unisoc

  • millet

Although this may seem logical, in fact, none of these partner users contributed any public code changes directly to Fuchsia, and some of them contributed the code using the company email address instead of the partner address.

That is to say, it is not certain that Google and other companies are already working with other companies to develop products for Fuchsia OS. But Fuchsia OS is the only way to succeed, and Google needs to involve hardware and software partners as soon as possible in order to better understand its vision for Fuchsia and determine whether it is worth investing in and developing.

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