Google took on Apple’s iOS with Android less than a decade ago and Google might as well take on Android with its new OS. Known as Fuchsia OS, Ars Technica was the first to leak a bunch of screenshots of the new operating system.
To brief you about what all is Fuchsia OS, Google’s new OS is built using the company’s own developed – Magenta Kernel. If you are not aware, Android and Chrome OS is built on Linux Kernel. Interestingly, Fuchsia OS appears to be a competitor to Android and Chrome OS.
Picking up the exact description from Google’s documentation, Magenta is targeting “modern phones and modern personal computers with fast processors, non-trivial amounts of RAM with arbitrary peripherals doing the open-ended computation.”
Further, the whole interface of Fuchsia OS is written using Google’s Flutter SDK instead of using more conventional Java. Also, the apps built on Flutter SDK will presumably work much better than the ones built on Java. The development of Fuchsia OS began in February 2016 and it is soon taking shape of a full-fledged OS.
The interface on Fuchsia OS is known as Armadillo which, based on the video, has a home screen containing a bunch of vertical cards with Google Cards situated at the bottom. Tapping on these cards opens up the app interface and it also looks to bank heavily on multitasking. The video showed the UI opening up 4 apps side by side for multi-tasking. Tapping on the centre menu will open up a menu which resembles a lot to Android’s Quick Settings toggle. Apart from this, Fuchsia OS also sport a material design all throughout the UI. Moreover, given the new OS is designed for both smartphones and computers, Fuchsia OS might as well replace Android and Chrome OS in future.