Fujitsu Japan have announced
a new project called "Service Built for Android", in which they offer to assist any other company looking to deploy the Android OS. The service is not limited to smartphones, either, with Fujitsu suggesting cars, consumer electronics and embedded devices being ideal candidates for Google's open-source platform.
Assistance can take any form of consulting, training, engineering and embedded middleware. It's unclear how much Fujitsu will be charging for the technical support, but they maintain that in utilizing both the free platform and their own services will see a cheaper final product and faster deployment.
Fujitsu's hardware partner appears to be Freescale Semiconductor, with the company producing evaluation boards using their Android-compatible processors. A number of seminars discussing Android's potential impact on embedded systems are scheduled for February.