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OPPO Join the Android Kernel Upstream Project

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Linaro Ltd, the open source collaborative engineering organization developing software for the Arm® ecosystem, today announced that OPPO has joined Linaro as a Project Member of the Kernel Development targeting Android Project.

OPPO is one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of smart devices, with operations in over 50 countries and regions. The company created the world’s first rollable smartphone OPPO X and produces smartphones, smart devices, audio devices, as well as software and internet services built around its ColorOS operating system enjoyed by 440 million monthly active users worldwide

OPPO is continuously deepening its collaboration with Android. Linaro has a team of experts and a strong track record in upstreaming Arm software to Android. Becoming a Linaro member is the logical next step in OPPO’s aim to deliver the most up-to-date software and to reduce the cost of maintaining out-of-tree code.

Linaro plays a key role in upstreaming Arm open-source software to Android, and by working with Linaro, leading device makers like OPPO will be able to accelerate the pace to secure, connected smart devices to their users.

“We are really excited to see OPPO - one of the world’s leading smartphone device manufacturers - join forces with Linaro and its members,” said Andrea Gallo, VP of Business Development at Linaro. “We believe their expertise will bring a lot of value and look forward to collaborating with them to accelerate the optimization of ODM code partitions and the deployment of more secure updates”

About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO’s employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

About Linaro

Linaro leads collaboration in the Arm ecosystem and helps companies work with the latest open-source technology. The company has over 250 engineers working on more than 70 open-source projects, developing and optimizing software and tools, ensuring smooth product roll outs, and reducing maintenance costs. Work happens across segments including datacenter & cloud, edge & fog, IoT & embedded, consumer, machine intelligence, telecom & networking, autonomous vehicles, and high-performance computing. Linaro is distribution neutral: it wants to provide the best software foundations to everyone by working upstream, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low-level fragmentation. The effectiveness of the Linaro approach has been demonstrated by Linaro consistently being listed as one of the top ten company contributors, worldwide, to Linux kernels since 3.10.

To ensure commercial quality software, Linaro’s work includes comprehensive test and validation on member hardware platforms. The full scope of Linaro engineering work is open to all online. To find out more, please visit https://www.linaro.org and https://www.96Boards.org.