OEM services Product design and manufacturing
Bringing a compelling product to market is a bigger task than a single OEM or operating system vendor (OSV) team can manage. It takes careful, organised planning at all stages of the project. It is a multi-organisational, multi-disciplinary process. When Canonical works with OEMs, Canonical delivers the Ubuntu software and coordinates the parties required to deliver and maintain the product.
Defining. Canonical can provide market insight into what functionality is available in given time frames, advice on market trends and support during the drafting of product specifications.
Planning. Project plans are translated into detailed specifications with milestone-based schedules including coordination across ISVs, IHVs and ODMs.
Development and launch. Identified open-source and optional third-party proprietary software is packaged into a single maintainable software image that can be deployed in the factory and supported via online updates direct to the end user. The software schedule is typically aligned with staged hardware development schedule.
Post-launch. Canonical provides services to support the ongoing maintenance of devices not only in the field with security updates and critical software fixes, but also with new factory images as needed to reflect component changes that may occur during a product life cycle.