Sebastian Jimenez

The company with the most modern Android phones you can't buy helps Google "kill" Android

Google is already working on "killing" Android. And with that, I mean replace it with a more versatile operating system that will work on mobile devices, smart devices, computers and almost anything else. With the codename of Fuchsia, the operating system should be much easier to update for Google and could make the fantastic forget the days they were waiting for months to run the newest mobile operating system from Google. In addition, Fuchsia should also run all current Android applications, which will make the transition to Fuchsia devices much easier for everyone, including Google, its customers and developers. Now, we have learned that the Android provider whose hot devices you can't even buy is helping Google test fuchsia on existing phones.

Available in many markets, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the most exciting Android phone of the year, considering all the new features it offers in comparison to the competition. But the Mate 20 Pro is not officially available in the US. UU. (Although you can get it on Amazon at this time) and the same goes for any other Android smart phone that Huawei sells.

But Huawei engineers have already been able to start Zircon, the Fuchsia core, on the Honor Play smart phone, which works with the Kirin 970 processor. Honor is Huawei's second smart phone brand, and the Kirin 970 is the processor that Huawei launched in 2017, the chip that feeds a variety of phones, including the P20 and Mate 10 varieties.

As you can see in the following screenshot, taken by 9to6Google, a Huawei engineer explicitly mentioned the execution of Zircon on a phone that is not made by Google:

Image source: 9to5Google

This is an important development for Fuchsia, as it shows that Google is already working with partners in its future operating system.

Google was on stage during the Mate 20 Pro event a few weeks ago, highlighting the close collaboration between the two companies, just a few days after launching its Pixel 3 phone. Then, Google made an appearance on SDC18 a few days ago to talk about the Samsung's folding phone initiative and how future versions of Android will support folding screens. None of the events had anything to do with Fuchsia, when it comes to the general public, but it shows that Google is working closely with the major Android providers. And foldable phones can be the type of devices that demonstrate why a dynamic OS like Fuchsia is needed. Huawei, of course, is making its own folding phone, which can be powered by the same Kirin 980 that is inside the Mate 20 Pro.

That said, the official arrival of Fuchsia is not expected for a few more years. And Google is already working on Android Q behind the scenes, which is the operating system that will boost Android phones at the end of next year.