Google’s Android mobile operating system and Chrome OS for desktop are the two software currently the search giant have right now. Now, we heard about another, third OS in the making – one that might replace Android at some point in the future, not so early but takes time. Or, the new Google’s new operating system may replace Chrome as well. Here are the details on what the rumors tends to believe.
Up until now, we only heard about this third Google OS, but it looks like the first images of Fuchsia OS have leaked out, showing off the new user interface Google has been effortlessly working on.
Discovered by Ars Technica and compiled to run on Android devices as an application, Fuchsia OS shows what Google is looking to achieve its target with the new system. For starters, Google’s Fuchsia is built using its own microkernal called Magento. Google fairly wants to bump Linux, which is part of both Android and Chrome OS.
Magento is a tool that aims at “modern phones and modern personal computers with fast processors, non-travel amounts of RAM with arbitrary peripherals doing open-ended computation”. Otherwise, t could be used for both smartphones and computers.
About Fuchsia’s nature is built using Google’s Flutter SDK, which lets programmers come up with cross-platform code that runs on Android and iOS. After all, Flutter might be the major key factor in making a smooth transition from Android to Fuchsia in coming years, assuming the new OS doesn’t die on the vine.
According to what Fuchsia developer Travis Geiselbrecht said in the public Fuchsia IRC channel is that, it started at some point in February 2016. The OS “isn’t a toy thing, it’s not a 20% project, it’s not a dumping ground of a deal thing what we don’t care about anymore.”
All said and now we have go no idea on when Fuchsia might actually reach commercial products. It does actually have Material Design traces in it, while Fuchsia’s UI, called Armadillo, looks nothing like what you expect from Android. The OS appears to be centered around the main Google account that dominates the Home screen, which is a giant scrolling list. Internally, you will find recent apps on top of the picture (the Story mode) and a search/Google Now area below the picture. Tapping the profile picture will get you into a Quick Settings mode, and the Home screen will also show the date, time and battery indicator.
Although Fuchsia has a tablet mode and supports a variety of split-screen multi-tasking options. It somewhat indicates that Fuchsia might run a bunch of products in the future, even beyond smartphones and computers. Finally, the OS also comes with its own keyboard app.
More to learn and check out images over here at: Ars Technica.
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