Will be a replacement for Android in the future…..
Android and Chrome OS are probably the most famous operating systems of Google. But who would have guessed that the technology giant based in Mountain View was developing a third operating system. The operating system was named Fuchsia and when it was first discovered in 2016, it was only a single command line.
Now, however, Fuchsia has attracted the interest of many people, especially Android users. There are many mysteries behind this operating system, but IDN Times here will provide some information related to Fuchsia that you should know about. Come on, check it out !
1. What is Fuchsia?
Broadly speaking, Fuchsia can be said to be an operating system capable of running on many devices such as smartphones , tablets and laptops. Overall Fuchsia consists of two different but connected UIs namely “Armadillo” and “Capybara”. Both in the UI orientation for mobile and desktop , Fuchsia still uses Google’s unique Material design.
Aesthetics has become one of Fuchsia’s biggest focuses, by presenting a UI that looks ‘deeper’. Overall, Fuchsia is an effort from Google to get the best of Chrome OS and Android into a more efficient operating system.
2. Not developed with the Linux kernel
Unlike Chrome OS and Android, Fuchsia was not developed with the Linux kernel, but with the nickname microkernel called Zircon. For those who don’t know, Zircon is a Google-made kernel that is able to present many basic functions quickly and lightly.
Around its core, Zircon has a number of ‘layers’ which in some way form the foundation of Fuchsia itself. These layers include Garnet (which manages secondary tasks such as installing applications), Peridot (whose duty is to understand AI) and Topaz (who is responsible for the interface appearance).
3. Able to run Android applications
Fuchsia might have been created as an attempt to replace Android, but that doesn’t mean Google will just forget about Android. Fuchsia can almost be confirmed that it will support Android-based applications.
This claim was taken from information from one source who mentioned that a special version of the Android Runtime had been added to Fuchsia. The addition of this Android Runtime, allows Fuchsia to be able to run Android applications. Google might hope that later adoption from Android to Fuchsia will be easier.
4. Rumors related to other features
In addition to the ability to run Android applications, Fuchsia is also rumored to have a security system that is far more powerful than Android, with encryption embedded in the software itself. Fuchsia will also be better than Google in adapting to various screen sizes and will build intelligent integration where all smart devices will be empowered. In short, Fuchsia can solve many problems, while opening more opportunities for Google in the future.
5. The purpose of making Fuchsia
The latest report from Bloomberg states that Fuchsia is Google’s attempt to unite the entire Google ecosystem under one operating system. That means devices like smartphones , smart speakers , laptops or anything under the banner of Google, will be powered by Fuchsia.
In addition, Google in recent years also found many problems with Android. So it can be said if one of the goals of ‘noble’ from Fuchsia is fixing Google’s problems that have always been stuck with Android’s past commitments.
6. How to taste Fuchsia?
In early May 2017, Slashgear in partnership with HotFix Computer Repair, brought Fuchsia APK version that can be installed on an Android smartphone . This APK is arguably a preview version based on one of the Fuchsia UI namely Armadillo.
If interested, you can directly download it on the HotFixIt website . Note that this is only a preview version that cannot be used as an operating system for daily use. And it needs to be emphasized again if this does not represent the final version of the Fuchsia interface.
7. When will it be released?
For now, all speculation that refers to the release date of Fuchsia said that this operating system will arrive in the next three years for smart home devices. While the public release for more devices such as smartphones and laptops, will come in the next two years.
If this speculation is true, then Fuchsia is likely to make its full debut for mobile devices in 2024. However, despite all that speculation, it is not impossible if at the next I / O 2019, Google will show Fuchsia for the first time.
That was some information about Fuchsia that you need to know about. What do you think about this? can Fuchsia in the future be truly a successful successor to Android?