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Over the past few years, there has been a trickle of information leaking out regarding Fuchsia, which is the rumored successor to Google’s Android and potentially Chrome OS operating systems. When we last visited Fuchsia, it had made its way to the Android Runtime branch, which fueled hopes that it would include native support for Android apps. This week, however, 9to5Google has uncovered changes within the Android Open Source Project (ASOP) that leads the publication to believe that native Android compatibility will indeed be baked in from the start. Not only was the Fuchsia SDK detailed, which is used to build native Fuchsia apps, but also an Android emulator. The... Read more...
It's easy to speculate on anything if you're given a few clues, but it's a bit weird to speculate on something that's right out there in the open, waiting to have its source code read. That's the case with Google's Fuchsia OS, which has just hit the Android Runtime branch, suggesting what the world's been assuming for a while: Fuchsia is very ikely to support Android apps. This is a simple move, but one that really solidifies some long-standing rumor. It's becoming clearer than ever that Fuchsia is almost certainly going to replace Android and Chrome OS in their entirely, and in many ways, it something that needs to happen. Even today, the most popular Android OS version isn't ever the newest... Read more...
Maybe at some point in the future, Google will replace Android with Fuchsia, a mysterious operating system that popped up on GitHub in 2016. Or maybe not—we really have no idea, because hasn't talked about Fuchsia, leaving us to wonder and speculate. In the absence of any kind of announcement or official information, there is a rough demo version of Fuchsia that you can play with in your web browser. There is not a whole lot you can do, but it's nice to be able to see it in action, even if just briefly, especially if you're not a developer and have no interest in poking around the code and assets that Google has available to download on GitHub. The demo that appears was not created by Google,... Read more...
When it comes to operating systems for smartphones, tablets, and notebooks we all know what Google has to offer. We have Android for tablets and smartphones and then you have Chrome OS for notebooks and desktops. We also know that Google is working on another operating system that might be the replacement for both Chrome OS and Android called Fuchsia. When we last visited Fuchsia, a PixelBook was serving as the testbed for the next generation operating system. Fast forward a couple weeks and more details of the Fuchsia operating system have surfaced along with videos of it in action. The video show an operating system with a home screen that is very different from what you are used to if... Read more...
At this point in the game, it is hard to imagine Google moving on from Android, which dominates the mobile market in terms of overall market share. Yet Google has been working on a brand new operating system called Fuschia, the existence of which was first discovered in a codebase post on GitHub in August 2016. Now nearly a year and a half later, Google is testing the OS on a PixelBook. Though Google has not publicly announced anything related to Fuschia, the OS's open source status makes it somewhat easy to track its development. Furthermore, Fuschia's developer Travis Geiselbrecht previously said that this "isn't a toy thing, it's not a 20 percent project. it's not a dumping ground of a dead... Read more...
  These days, we all take Google’s Android operating system for granted. We just accept that Android is highly capable, customizable, and ubiquitous enough that it is installed on over 70 percent of smartphones sold around the globe. However, could you imagine a mobile landscape without Android? It appears that Google definitely is, and it may be pinning its future on Fuchsia. We first learned about Fuchsia back in August, when the project was discovered on Google’s GitHub repository. At the time, we learned that this new operating system supports both x86 and aarch64 (ARM 64-bit) architectures and that it isn’t built using a variant of Linux. Google recently updated its GitHub page for... Read more...
It's been clear for a good while that Linux (and Unix) can prove to be a great fit for a countless number of use cases. From mobile devices to smartwatches, IoT devices, and so forth; Linux can extend far beyond the desktop and data center. But, in some cases, it's not light enough, or not fine-tuned enough. It's customizable, but at some point, it just might make more sense to start from scratch. As it appears, that's just what Google is targeting with a project it calls "Fuchsia." This project appears on Google's own Git project site, and it doesn't take much imagination to understand what its purpose will be: to be super-optimized for a next generation of devices. Whether that means that... Read more...