The development of Google’s Fuchsia OS is slowly coming to fruition. As per this latest development, the program is now being tested in a real, commercially available smartphone.
But first things first, for those who are unfamiliar, Google Fuchsia is basically an OS that is being developed to work across different kinds of devices. This software will have a flexible interface that will adapt to different screens — whether it’s a smartphone, laptop, and tablets.
The Google Fuchsia software has been in development since 2016. And now, it’s being tested to a smartphone — the Huawei Honor Play.
Just recently, a Huawei engineer posted a commit message that reveals that they have been working on making the Fuchsia operating system working on their Kirin 970-powered smartphones, with the Honor Play as the first test subject.
The said engineer was able to boot the device into Fuchsia’s kernel called Zircon. However, there are still other things that are left to be figured out to make it fully functional. Still, this is a step forward toward’s Fuchsia’s full development.
Another takeaway here is, since it’s being tested on a Kirin 970 smartphone, we expect Google Fuchsia to arrive in some of earlier high-end smartphones from both Huawei and Honor.
That includes the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, and the P20 and P20 Pro. We also have the slightly more affordable Huawei Nova 3.
As per the Honor camp, we have the Honor 10, Honor V10, and the Honor Note 10.