Honor, today, has announced an Open Source Program for developers and Custom ROM builders with several packages made open source and easy-to-use. The company provides Kernel Sources and APIs (Application Programming Interface) to make the Custom ROM building easier for Honor View 10. Wondering why the company would start a special program for this smartphone only and not to other devices? Honor View 10 comes with several sets of AI-based software (as well as hardware) technology in-built which currently comply with the Stock ROM of the device only.
By the release of the source code for Kernel and AI API, developers will get to an understanding about the smartphone AI-technology and how it is implemented in an orderly way. Thus same can be applied to the newly released custom made ROMs for the Huawei Honor View 10 smartphone. According to Honor “We are opening the AI source and bootloaders for the Honor View 10 to developers to be able to have access not only the AI APIs, but also root and give the opportunity ROMs.” Means, developers can make use of the Facial Unlock, AI-Accelerated Translator, Smart Tips, etc.
The entire AI ecosystem is widely opened for the developers, and it is a big opportunity to learn, build and lead some developing stuff on Android with Hardware-based Artifical Intelligence. It is also said that they will give away 1,000 Honor View 10 smartphones to top developers to see what they can build with this new Honor Open Source Project for Honor View 10 smartphone. You can also register for one device if you are a developer. (Check he Honor site for details).
Honor View 10 Specifications
- Display: 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 ratio
- CPU: Huawei Kirin 970 AI
- RAM, ROM: 6GB, 128GB
- Rear Camera: 20MP+16MP
- Front Camera: 13MP
- OS: Android 8.0, EMUI 8
- Battery: 3750 mAh