When it was first written about on the internet in 2017, it only popped up as a single command line. Now, however, we know a lot about operating systems.
Google is working hard to replace the two operating systems that currently power its mobile and desktop platforms. This replacement is called Fuchsia and has the potential to revolutionize the way mobile, laptop and desktop devices interact with each other.
Fuchsia is a completely new operating system, currently in the very early stages of development at Google.
Google has described this project in this way-
Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a newer operating system)
What is Fuchsia OS in English:
Fuchsia OS is a cross-device, open-source operating system from Google.
Google always secretly works on many projects, but only a few, specific projects get the honour of being done for commercial development. One such special project is Fuchsia OS, which has been in public since 2016 but has not attracted any consumer interest.
It is an operating system meant to unify the entire ecosystem of gadgets under one umbrella. Fuchsia OS is designed to work not only on a smartphone or desktop but any smart device part of an IoT network that operates. Google seems to want you to have a similar experience across all platforms just like Apple. And, it will be even more effective with the rise of faster mobile communication through 5G.
यह एक ऑपरेटिंग सिस्टम है जो एक ही छतरी के नीचे गैजेट्स के पूरे इकोसिस्टम को एकजुट करने के लिए है। फ्यूशिया ओएस न केवल स्मार्टफोन या डेस्कटॉप पर काम करने के लिए डिज़ाइन किया गया है, बल्कि एक IoT नेटवर्क के किसी भी स्मार्ट डिवाइस पार्ट को ऑपरेट करता है। प्रतीत होता है कि गूगल आपको Apple की तरह सभी प्लेटफार्मों पर एक समान एक जैसा अनुभव प्रदान करवाना चाहता हैं। और, यह 5G के माध्यम से तेज मोबाइल कम्युनिकेशन के उदय के साथ और भी प्रभावी होगा।
At its core, Fuchsia OS will be independent of hardware specifications, providing a uniform experience across devices. Using a modular approach, manufacturers can choose to have a fuchsia element depending on the device, while developers can only push small updates to implement new features.
In addition to providing a uniform operating interface, Fuchsia can act as a single operating system governing all machines.
While this may give you enough hints that Google is planning to replace Android with Fuchsia and may even be missing Chrome OS with it.
Let’s find out what Google’s role is for operating systems, as well as the ideas that led to the idea.
What is Fuchsia OS
With Fuchsia OS, Google may be planning to erase the Android name from Earth – or at least the memories of Generation-Z, but the biggest and most demanding OS for all devices, be their specifications, size or usability. To provide a consistent and unbroken experience though.
Apple may be best known for its iPhones and Macs, but it has many more software tricks up its sleeve than its popular ones. It is the uniqueness of its software that has not only helped Apple maintain strong leadership in the industry, but it has also bounced back after a management stand-off that resulted in the ouster of founder Steve Jobs from his company
Now, Google is trying to achieve this, but it is doing so differently i.e. by swearing by the principles of open source.
The brainchild of Google developers, Fuchsia, is expected to take over a large portion of all smart mobiles and gadgets in the near future. This is uniformity across all platforms which will ensure that users do not feel isolated when they change their smartphone brand or browse the web or use the same app on one device to switch to another device.
Speakers, security cameras, thermostats, air or water purifiers, helper robots, helper robots helping robots – almost any smart system you can think of will have the same user experience, regardless of their shape or form.
Fuchsia will enable developers to code apps, programs and tools that can work across all of Google’s platforms without the need for the time-consuming process of optimization. This means that coders will be able to build a messaging app that will work on smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and even smart home devices.
Here’s everything you need to know about Google Fuchsia:
Part of the latest approach is that Fuchsia is a product that will use a new kernel for the operating system. This kernel is called Zircon and is coded in C++ instead of C, which is used to write Linux kernels.
Essentially, Zircon is a microkernel that, in general, will better manage the software-hardware interaction and provide more processing power and network speed in terms of resource usage.
Zircon kernels, not limited to smartphones or PCs, will support a wide range of hardware such as laptops and desktops of all shapes and sizes, as well as digital cameras, smart speakers, other IoT devices. It will also help Google push updates across devices at once so that all the devices you interact with are always up to date. If this turns out to be true, Zircon could help create a utopia for kernel geeks.
Not only that, unlike the Linux kernel that is written to meet the hardware requirements only, Zircon will be updated regularly so that the device is immediately compatible with the latest updates.
How is Fuchsia different from Android and Chrome OS?
With Fuchsia, Google is trying to create an entirely new operating system. It won’t be the same as Android in any way; This is not an update for Android or Chrome operating systems. Fuchsia is being built by hundreds of Google’s top software engineers and will be built on entirely new software architecture.
Unlike Android and Chrome OS which are both based on Linux, Fuchsia will be based on a new microkernel developed by Google. The micro-cord on which the Fuchsia code will be based is called a “Zircon”; It was formerly known as Magenta.
Again Fuchsia is not “Android Update”. However, Google is building the OS to improve on some limitations of the Android operating system, especially in the aspect of security updates and voice interactions.
One of the highlights of Fuchsia on Android OS will be that, like Apple, Google will now be able to push OS and security updates directly to devices running the OS and will no longer rely on OEMs and network operators.
What will Google Fuchsia do?
Think of fuchsia as the great tech unifier. Unlike iOS and MacOS that only work on compatible devices, every device will be compatible with Fuchsia. It will be a hybrid that offers a mobile design view and a traditional desktop interface.
The mobile layout is called Armadillo and the second view is called Capybara. Both sides of Fuchsia will work together using a tab system that will make the most of the user experience.
Users will be able to interact with apps designed on Armadillo and Capybara that are displayed as cards on the home screen. The framework will enable multitasking, allowing you to swap individual apps and work on them using a split-screen interface.
Rumors of Fuchsia Features:
Many, as it turns out. As we’ve already mentioned, Android was originally built to power digital cameras, before being adapted into an OS for touchscreen phones. As a result, most Androids don’t appear to be suitable for smart devices in the future, especially with voice interaction being important.
As a result, Fuchsia will solve many of those issues, while opening up more opportunities for Google. Fuchsia will also have a more robust set of security features than Android with Encrypt…
Fuchsia will have a more robust set of security features than Android, with encrypted user keys built into the software to strengthen the security. Fuchsia will also be better than Android in adapting to different screen sizes. Building towards a mutually smart future in which Fuchsia will power everything from your door to the toaster. By moving to Fuchsia, Google could also dump Java and address the issues surrounding its legal use of Java.
How Will Google Fuchsia Work
At the heart of every operating system is a computer program, known as the kernel. This program controls every aspect that the Central Processing Unit (CPU) How to instruct the CPU how to process data. Both Android and Chrome OS are based on the Linux kernel, whereas Fuchsia will be based on the new microkernel, called Zircon.
This will certainly make it easier for apps to be upgraded over time, making sure it won’t become obsolete when the entire OS is updated.
Will it replace Android?
Statistics show that more than three-quarters of global smartphones are powered by Android. Given the prevalence of Android and how deep it is in the smart ecosystem, it’s going to be very difficult for any company (yes, even Google) trying to displace it. At least not so soon… or never. Also, Google’s reluctance to speak officially on the purpose of Fuchsia OS (for now) may be a sign that’s either the company wants to focus solely on the OS and achieve something concrete before making an official statement, or it’s actually a senior engineer retention project.
Although for now, it doesn’t look like Fuchsia will replace Android. And by all indications, it doesn’t look like Google is developing an OS to replace Android. But whatever it is being built to replace, I think we’ll find out when there’s concrete information.
So when can I use it?
This is the tricky part. While Fuchsia looks pretty in its current state, the built-in functionality has a long way to go. It also doesn’t have a fully functioning web browser, (though a port of Chrome is in progress). And if you’ve seen it running on the Pixelbook, you know it still has a way to go.
Some signs we’ve seen point to an initial Fuchsia release that will happen sooner rather than later, but for now everything is up in the air. Based on the current state of things, I think we will be able to see a device running Fuchsia only by 2019 or later.