We all have been using the Android and Chrome OS on our
smartphones, laptops and desktops for a very long time now. Does anyone out
there want to experiment with a new OS? If yes, then here is some good news for
you. Google has been working on a 3rd operating system for the past two years
which was named “Fuchsia”.
Fuchsia came into limelight when Android VP of engineering Dave Burke
introduced it as an “early-stage experimental project”. This project
went on to become an OS by the latest development which could run the code and
launch a functional system.
In this post, let us take a look at few important things
Fuchsia is reported to be an RTOS or real-time operating
system which basically means that it is supposed to serve real-time
applications that process data as it comes in typically without buffer delays.
Unlike Google’s two previous operating systems Android and Chrome OS, Fuchsia
is not based on a Linux kernel but is based on a new microkernel called
‘Magenta’. More specifically Magenta is composed of a microkernel as well as a
set of userspace services, drivers, and libraries necessary for the system to
Magenta itself is actually based on another kernel called LK
short for Little Kernel which is designed for small systems typically used in
embedded applications. Recently Fuchsia was updated with a user interface
called Armadillo, the UI is really using a flutter which is a software
development kit used for creating apps for different platforms like Android and
iOS. Currently, Armadillo features a card-based design, the base section
features a profile picture accompanied by the battery, date and time. By
tapping on the profile picture, there will be a pop-up that displays the
additional battery and network information, sliders for volume and brightness
as well as few settings buttons.
Swiping from the bottom up displays us a list of cards
tagged as suggestions on top of which we can see a feature prompting us to ask
for anything. Finally swiping from the top down will reveal another series of
card like space holders, most likely for featured apps. The cards go full
screen when you tap on them and appear to be optimised for multi-tasking as you
can stack a number of them on top of each other almost like you’re creating a
folder in Android in order to get a sort of multi-window view.
The question everyone has in mind is what devices Google is
planning to use it on. There are many speculations that Fuchsia might replace
Android but again it is important to remember that as of this point there are
no official statements from Google. We do know that Magenta targets modern
phones and modern computers with fast processors and few other specifications.
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