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Google’s Fuchsia OS: All You Need To Know

Fuchsia OS may replace Android and Chrome OS in a few years. But what makes it take over this huge market? Let’s check out in this article.


Android and Chrome OS may be Google’s best-known operating systems, but the company is actually working on a third operating system. It’s called Fuchsia OS. It was first discovered last year on GitHub without any official announcement, but that time it came as a single command line. But now it looks totally different.

As we know, there’s currently a ton of mystery surrounding this OS. Maybe it’s going to replace Android and Chrome OS in a next few years. But in actual it still not clear that, whether it is aimed at eventually replacing Android, or if it’s just an experiment by Google, or if we should expect to see the new OS at Google I/O this year.

A lot of things are revolving around this. But first, let’s see what Fuchsia OS is.


What is this Fuchsia OS?

Fuchsia OS is little different from Android and Chrome OS. Unlike Android and Chrome OS that relies on Linux kernels, Fuchsia is completely based on a new microkernel called ‘Zircon’.

Fuchsia’s user interface and apps are written with “Flutter“, a software development kit allowing cross-platform development abilities for Fuchsia, Android, and iOS.

Because of Flutter SDK, the users are able to install parts of Fuchsia OS on Android devices. According to testing by Ars Technica, the home screen is basically presented as a big scrolling list, with a profile picture, the date, your city, and a battery icon all placed at the center. Above that, you’ll find “Story” cards or a list of recent apps. Below, you’ll see a list of suggestions for you, which acts kind of like Google Now.

There’s also a new look given to the recent apps.


What is Fuchsia for?

Dissimilar to Android, which is presently available for phones and tablets only, Fuchsia OS is being intended to run on a large range of devices. The devices like smart speakers and associated home devices. Sometime later, it’s relied upon to deal with PCs too.

Other than extended compatibility, the Google is also concentrating on making Fuchsia OS help voice-based connections better than Android presently can.

Pic Courtesy: Ars Technica

Rumors about Fuchsia

While there was a lot of rumors around that Fuchsia will replace Android and Chrome OS in the next 5 years, Ars Technica has an interesting note on this. As it notes, Android was built before the iPhone was released, and was initially planned as a working framework for digital cameras. After the release of the iPhone, Android was repurposed for phones, however, Google as yet adheres to responsibilities it made with Android numerous years back. The organization faces a ton of difficulties with Android — for instance, it battles to get updates rolled over the whole system of devices — and it’s possible that Fuchsia would solve a portion of these issues.

Notwithstanding, it’s possible that abandoning Android is far off yet — in the event that it occurs by any means. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and deputy Hiroshi Lockheimer still can’t seem to approve any kind of future arrangement for Fuchsia, and obviously, such a change would be a tremendous endeavor. Numerous enormous manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, and LG rely upon Android for their phones, making this kind of attempted especially troublesome. Be that as it may, if Google figured out how to change to Fuchsia, the move could be immense for the cell phone world. The Flutter SDK used to code Fuchsia has possessed the capacity to create code for Android and iOS applications, so designers could manufacture applications in Flutter to work overall cell phone operating systems.


Odds are we won’t discover anything new for some time since Fuchsia OS is from the get-go being developed. Google has tried the new OS on phones, and we realize that it’s currently additionally testing it on the Pixelbook as well and different workstations as well.

We’ll update this article as soon as we get to know more about this.


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