Fuchsia OS

fuchsia os

You probably don’t need telling that Android is a very powerful and versatile operating system but Google is working on something else which may well end up being a direct replacement?

Before we go further let’s understand about the kernel

Computer Kernels are the core of operating systems. They provide the basic mechanisms around which the OS can be built. and a lot of androids main problems come from the fact that it is based on the Linux kernel, which was not originally intended for phones and in fact Android the software itself was built initially for digital cameras so from its very core it isn’t exactly specialized for a phone it needs to do.

Well this OS is based on a completely new kernel with two key benefits. It is designed with the smartly connected future in mind and is much less specific in his code and so built to work across a wider range of devices. the name of this kernel is Zircon. It is the core platform that powers the Fuchsia OS.

what are the benefits?

The reason that Fuchsia OS is so powerful is that this kernel lets it run on pretty much everything from small phones and PCs to fridges and traffic lights, one operating system for everything. so, as more and more small devices in our homes on a single OS could essentially mean completely seamless integration between them.

Your music could switch from your phone’s speaker to your small speaker, the moment you enter a room and your car could pick up your Spotify session. if exactly where you left off when you walked out the building. also with Android voice commands kind of feel like a tacked-on feature whereas actually, they have the potential to be even easier than interacting with your phone using your fingers. and so Fuchsia will kind of be built around this idea alongsidewill be getting much tighter security measures.

it could solve. what is arguably one of androids biggest downsides and that is fragmentation. This is the reason why a lot of these phones don’t perform well as their hardware is capable of. is the reason why updates are all over the place and it exists because Android is a bit of a jumbled mess. Android has software kernel and drivers all woven together in a slightly different configuring reach devices. This means Google can’t just push an update through to every Android phone out there these three aspects have to be decoupled manually by OEMs like Samsung and HTC.

Google has very little control over how people experience Android on 95% of phones and this is a problem because these OEMs don’t really have an incentive to keep your device updated. they’d have an incentive to maintain performance over two years that you might use a phone if anything they want your current devices to become obsolete so you’ll buy more hardware which is where their profits are.

Fuchsia is simpler, cleaner and it’s built with updates in mind and it’s also one of the ways that Google can actually regain control over the end-user software experience. also, Fuchsia OS is written on the Flutter software development kit which is important because this works with Android too. meaning that it’s very likely Android apps will be able to run on it. obviously, this is completely critical for any potential new operating system it’s not like Google could just start from scratch with the vast library of apps and games they’ve built on Android.

what does fuchsia look like?

Fuchsia is such an adaptable bit of software it doesn’t need a visual UI to run but if you were to have it on a small phone we’ve got a pretty good idea of what it might look like

click the link below to download the demo APK https://www.slashgear.com/this-is-google-fuchsia-os-preview-apk-download-for-android-09484448/

Click here for Fuchsia web demo

a very early APK file was leased last year and basically, it’s a list but instead of one list that leads to another everything is on one page and you never really leave the page. All applications you open operate within their own space and one tab back home just minimizes them it seems very focused and the emphasis on accounts logging in and logging out reinforces its online nature.

interestingly there’s a volume and brightness slider right on the home page which may well mean there’s no status bar.

Will Fuchsia replace Android?

maybe – definitely not in the next couple of years but Google has dedicated enough resources to this project they’ve actually got over a hundred engineers working on it right now. This is a serious part of Google’s vision of the future in fact only a couple of weeks ago we found out that Fuchsia is now already being tested on smartphones after a code change was found on the honor play and some Huawei smartphones which are running on Kirin 970 processor.


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