Aside from Android and Chrome OS, Google is also developing a new operating system called Fuchsia. It’s intended for modern smartphones and may replace Android in the future.
It uses several technologies that Google developed instead of relying on third-party solutions. This includes a micro kernel called Magenta instead of Linux, the Flutter SDK for fluid apps & user interfaces and Material Design.
Here’s how Fuchsia looks like:
A demo app called Armadillo has been uploaded to Hotfix that demonstrates how Fuchsia looks like. It’s mostly a bunch of placeholders but the navigation is pretty interesting.
The homescreen consists of a user icon with a battery indicator at the bottom. Tapping the user’s photo opens some settings for brightness and volume. Swiping up brings the Google search bar and suggestion cards while swiping down shows stories.
No official word from Google
Despite the project being viewable on Github and Google Source, the company hasn’t released an official statement about Fuchsia. Nevertheless, Fuchsia developer Travis Geiselbrecht said that the new operating system is a serious project.
If Fuchsia becomes a viable Android replacement, Google might have a faster mobile operating system that can be updated across different devices.