Everything There Is to Know About Google's Newest Fuchsia Operating System
Google's Brand New Fuchsia OS
Everything there is to know about Google’s Fuchsia OS
The next-gen operating system Fuchsia offered by Google will be equipped with Android app support for Google. Android and Chrome OS are probably Google’s widely-known forays/endeavor into software but what may not be as much touted is the fact that the software giant is, in the process of developing yet another and its third OS named Fuschia.
When the development of the OS was known back in 2017 it was in its nascent stages of development; sort of a work-in-progress with only a command line. These days however a lot more about the operating system is known.
The look and feel of Fuchsia so to speak is unlike any other mobile OS and that includes Android and that could exactly be the point. Truth is currently everything about Fuchsia OS is shrouded in mystery. Nothing is known about the purpose that the OS would serve; whether it's going to ultimately replace Android or whether it’s Google’s trial or whether the newest OS can be seen on Google I/O anytime soon.
Guaranteed Fuchsia support for Android apps
A question doing the rounds is with the advent of Fuschia will Android be eventually phased out? The possibility cannot be ruled out or in other words, it could very well be that Google intends on replacing Android with Fuschia and in fact it seems Google is likely more than ever before to opt for the replacement as Fuschia supporting Android apps seemingly has been confirmed.
Credit goes to the news sites for the revelation after spotting the Android Open Source Project had a new file which is a special version of ART added to Fuschia.ART, also known as Android Runtime essentially enabling or facilitating Fuschia's support of Android apps, which would, in turn, enable seamless swapping in theory of Android with Fuschia.
What is Fuchsia Exactly?
Unlike Android and Chrome OS that runs on Linux backend Fuchsia runs on the newest kernel known as Magento developed by Google. Google's viewpoint concerning Magento is that smartphones and modern PCs would run on Fuscia. Besides Fuchsia is integrated with Swift which is a programming language developed by Apple although it's still unknown what might be the logic behind that.
Since Fuschsia's programming language is based on the Flutter SDK, running on Android, therefore this version of Fuchsia possibly known as Armadillo would run seamlessly on any Android device with a very imaginative home screen. Ars Technica has tested the home screen and according to them, the screen is essentially a huge list of menu items that can be scrolled along with the user's picture, the current date, users city, and a battery status icon all centrally placed. Right above that, one would find "Story" cards or a recent apps list. Just below, there is a suggestions list for the user, which somewhat resembles Google Now.
Recent apps could be dragged and dropped for an organized and custom-made home screen. If apps are stacked up one on top of the other then the user would essentially be entering a split-screen mode of the home screen with a maximum of three apps appearing on the split-screen home screen.
What's it For?
Honestly and truly its yet unknown as to what might be the goal and objective of developing Fuchsia and indeed what purpose would Fuchsia serve. Bloomberg's current report posits that Google intends on uniting the Google ecosystem in its entirety under the ambit of only one operating system and by so doing it would enable Fuchsia to be compatible with a range of smart devices including smartphones, smart speakers, laptops so on and so forth within three years. According to reliable sources, the plan, to begin with, is, smart home devices would be Fuchsia-enabled and then bigger devices like laptops would follow suit until Fuchsia surpasses Android as a far more robust and comprehensive OS for the mobile handset.