Fuchsia OS is a name any tech-world enthusiast is hearing about from the past 3 years. A lot of YouTubers has also covered it. It made its first appearance in the GitHub on August 2016. But there was no official announcement and documentation. Theories and rumors started spreading that, ti could be the replacement for Android or Chrome OS. What makes these rumors more concrete is that the Source Code of Fuchsia suggests that it is meant to be a universal OS.
This does sound interesting as your smartphone, your laptop, or any other device will be running on Fuchsia. According to XDA Developers, two developers were successful in running the Fuchsia OS on the Android Studio Emulator.
But all these rumors were put to rest at the recently concluded Google I/O Event. Senior VP of Android and Chrome, Hiroshi Lockheimer gave us a little more information and officially acknowledged during a live recording of a podcast with The Verge. He said;
“We’re looking at what a new take on an operating system could be like. And so I know out there people are getting pretty excited saying, ‘Oh this is the new Android,’ or, ‘This is the new Chrome OS. Fuchsia is really not about that. Fuchsia is about just pushing the state of the art in terms of operating systems and things that we learn from Fuchsia we can incorporate into other products.”
He went on to drop more hints about the Fuchsia OS and its future at an Android Fire Site chat at I/O event. He said that;
“It’s not just phones and PCs. In the world of , there are an increasing number of devices that require operating systems and new runtimes and so on. I think there’s a lot of room for multiple operating systems with different strengths and specializations. Fuchsia is one of those things and so, stay tuned.”
While there is no further clarity on what, how and when about Fuchsia OS, it is interesting to see that Google finally acknowledge its project after 3 years.
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