The Honor Open Source Program was announced earlier this month and kicked off with the Honor View 10. Honor promised timely kernel source releases and API access to the AI capabilities of the Kirin system-on-chip, and it reached out to the huge community of talented developers on XDA, selecting the first crop of users who’d receive an Honor View 10 for testing and development purposes.
On Tuesday, as promised, Honor announced the first developers who will be receiving Honor View 10 units. The kernel sources aren’t available yet, but will be released in the next week or two (for the EU model) once Honor finishes working on them and provides proper translations. Keep in mind that this is only the first batch of developers, and that more will be announced over time.
We’ve selected the first key developers for our Honor Open Source Program to be the foundation of development for #HonorView10 . @LineageAndroid @aospa_official @Dees_Troy @topjohnwu @XposedFramework @franciscof_1990 and a few others Kernel source is around the corner
— Honor USA (@Honor_USA) January 31, 2018
Developers who’ll be receiving an Honor View 10
luk1337 and luca020400
You might not have heard of XDA Recognized Developer luk1337 and XDA Recognized Developer luca020400, but they’ve been working on bringing LineageOS to lesser-known devices such as the Lenovo Moto G (2014), ASUS ZenFone 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 WiFi (2016), and others. Supporting such a huge number of devices shows dedication and a high level of workmanship, and their recognition from Honor is absolutely warranted.
XDA Recognized Developer and Recognized Contributor topjohnwu needs no introduction. He’s the father of Magisk, the systemless root solution that’s been circumventing SafetyNet for years now. His work has enabled people to play games like Pokémon Go and use apps like Android Pay without having to sacrifice root access, and his award from Honor is well deserved.
Recognized Developer franciscofranco, another name which doesn’t need explaining, develops a kernel — Franco Kernel — that’s available across a vast and growing list of devices. With an ever-expanding Android development résumé and passion for the community, it’s no surprise that he’ll be receiving an Honor View 10.
The developer of Xposed, XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89, only recently announced a new version of Xposed for Android Oreo, and he’s occasionally run into issues with third-party OEM skins such as Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI). As a result, he’ll be receiving an Honor View 10 to ensure that Xposed is fully compatible with Honor devices and EMUI going forward.
XDA Recognized Developer oldDroid is a member of Team OpenKirin, which has worked to port multiple ROMs such as AOSPA and LineageOS to Honor and Huawei devices like the Huawei P9 Lite, Honor 8, and Honor 9. He joins the list of talented developers who will be receiving an Honor View 10.
It’d be a tragedy if XDA Senior Member phhusson, one the first developers to realize the promise of Project Treble, did not receive the Project Treble-compatible Honor View 10. He was the first to get a unified AOSP system image booting across multiple Project Treble-supported devices, and with a new View 10 in hand, he’ll be able to squash the last few remaining bugs.
CarbonROM developer and XDA Recognised Developer Myself5 has had a hand in bringing CarbonROM to many different devices. Now that he’s receiving an Honor View 10, chances are good it’ll join the list of supported phones.
XDA Senior Recognised Developer Dees_troy, the lead developer of TWRP, will be receiving an Honor View 10 in order to help bring his much loved and ever-popular Team Win Recovery Project to the device. It’s only fitting — without TWRP, much of the custom ROM development on XDA wouldn’t be possible, or at the very least much more challenging.
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