Project Fuchsia ( New OS ): A Replacement to Android

Its been nearly from last two years, that is from 2016 a small team of Googlers (about 100 engineers) has been working together on a capability-based operating system known as “Fuchsia”, which they said that is going to eventually replace the Android OS.Fuchsia OS Google Android Device google_tech_bloomberg

The Fuchsia by Google was prepared by them silently under the hood. Their main aim to develop this software was to overcome the limitations found in Android. According to Google, they said that they have been working on this project behind the scene to compete mainly with the IOS devices. Though they said that the project is still in their personal testing, therefore still now it has not been officially announced.

Finally, Google has declared some features of this successor to Android. They said that this software is specially designed to comfort users with voice interaction and regular security updates. This is so done by the Google team because they found that about 85% of the people are Android users and only 15% of the population are IOS users. But it is still found that the iPhone users are ahead of the Android OS users in the field of performance, security updates and software updates whereas only 10% of Android users out of that 85% Android users get the updates produced by Google.

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Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on April 25, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris.

Moreover, Fuchsia has been built in a very flexible way for which it is capable of running in any kind of devices especially like Pixel phones and any other third party devices which used to run on Android OS or Chrome OS.

The Android OS and Chrome OS are mainly built on “Linux kernel” but Fuchsia is built on a different kernel called “Zircon”, which clears many of the older technologies of Linux. Therefore Fuchsia questions the compatibility of many existing devices.

The Google team is looking for releasing Fuchsia in connected home devices in next three years and in next five years they trying to embed it in devices like laptops for an entirely voice-based interaction and after that, the team is looking forward to replacing Android with it.