Only a few months ago Google confirmed its intention to start a new project; the development of a new operative system attached to Android and ChromeOS that would leave once and for all Linux’s kernel the two aforementioned platforms use. Fuchsia it’s its name, and it would be intended to be run on any device. Maybe, in the future, it could even get to replace Android as a mobile operating system.
Now, a few months after that, the people of Ars Technica allowed us to see for the first time what would be Fuchsia’s interface. This is great G’s new little secret operating system, which could soon see the light.
The interface, known as Armadillo, seems like a clear evolution of Material Design: the artistic style we already know from our phones with Android. What we see now is the home screen; from it, we can see our profile, access quick settings or a menu called suggestions.
Google Fuchsia OS Firts Look
Fuchsia OS seems to be designed from scratch to be compatible with multiple devices. We have both an interface for mobiles as other for larger tablets and PCs. Applications have a windowed mode and can be distributed in different ways, both in free mode in split view. As an interesting fact, we see that each app can have open tabs.
Everything seems to indicate these leaks about Fuchsia are true; in them, we can see this system moves away from Android’s design to provide a completely vertical navigation concept. There is no side screens nor drop-down settings; you can only navigate up and down. What we see on the screen are cards corresponding to each of the app installed on your device.
That Fuchsia does not depend on Linux anymore is a very important step. Explaining why exactly would take too long and would be too technical, though. In short, Google has developed a kernel (nuclear operating system software) called Magenta, which is owned by them(Linux is a free open-source software).
New Google Fuchsia OS Features and Advantages
This is something positive, in a way, because Google no longer depends on Linux’s updates. Therefore, it can improve its operating system in its own way. At the end, and after all, Android is based on a version of Linux that dates from 2014, with all that entails; it’s not adapted to new types of memories or processors at all and drags outdated things.
On the other hand, this move gives more control and power to Google over an operating system that almost rules over the market. With the exception, of course, of the layers of Edition totaling hardware companies. This also has “downside ”, if you want to call it that; however, Google could adapt it as it wished whenever it needed it. If a new hardware shows up, they can adapt their software without depending on what happens to a third party.
Google has scheduled an event for developers, Google I/O 2017, for next May 17. If the company has something to announce, especially if it’s about the new operating system that is already ready for the market, we will certainly know in this event.