How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android?

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How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android
(Last Updated On: December 19, 2018)

How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android

Google Fuchsia OS Might End up Replacing Android. How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android? Let’s find out about the release date and what Smartphone and Devices might run it. 

I think you probably don’t need telling that Android is a very powerful and versatile operating System. But do you know Google is working on something else named as Fuchsia rather than Android on Linux kernel? Google is working on a project which may well end up Android through direct replacement.

How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android

I have split this article into four main sections. B the end of this we should have a pretty clear idea of what all the fuss is about. So before we get into it let’s have a quick note on kernels.

Let’s learn, what is kernels and how it works?

computer kernels are the core of an operating system. They provide the basic mechanisms around which the OS can be built. So, a lot of androids main problems come from the fact that it is based on the Linux kernel. Which was not originally intended for phones and in fact Android. The software itself was built initially for digital cameras. So from its very core, it isn’t exactly specialized for what a phone it needs to do.

How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android

So what about Fuchsia?

Well this Fuchsia OS is based on a completely new kernel with two key benefits. It is designed with the smart connected features in all devices and is much less specific in its code. Hence, It was built to work across a wider range of devices. They call this kernel “zircon”.

How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android

What’re the benefits of building Fuchsia OS?

The reasons for building this Fuchsia OS is because this is such a power that this kernel lets it run on pretty much everything. Yes, I mean everything from small phones, PCs to fridges and traffic lights. That means one operating system for everything. So as more and more small devices entering people’s homes with a single OS. This essentially means completely seamless integration between them. Your music could switch from your phone’s speaker to your small speaker. The moment you enter a room and your car could pick up your Spotify session from exactly where you left off when you walked out of the building.

How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android

Some more useful features of Fuchsia OS

Also, with Android voice commands kind of feel like a tacked on feature. Whereas actually, they have the potential to be even easier than interacting with your phone using your fingers. So  Fuchsia is kind of be built around this idea.

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Alongside much tighter security measures. It could solve what is arguably one of androids biggest downsides and that is fragmentation. Fragmentation is the reason why a lot of these phones don’t perform as well as their hardware is capable of. This is the reason why updates are all over the place and it exists because Android is a bit jumbled of a mess. Android has software, kernel, and drivers all woven together in a slightly different configuration on each device. This means Google can’t just push an update through to every Android phone out there. These three aspects have to be decoupled manually by OEMs like Samsung and HTC.

Google has very little control over how people experience Android on 95% of phones. Hence, this is a problem because these OEMs don’t really have an incentive to keep your device updated. They have an incentive to maintain performance over two years. You might use a phone if anything they want your current devices to become obsolete. So you’ll buy more hardware which is where their profits are.

The reason why Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android?

Fuchsia is simpler, it’s cleaner, it’s built with updates in mind. Not only that it’s also one of the ways that Google can actually regain control over the end-user software experience. Also, Fuchsia OS is written on the flutter software development kit. Which is important because this works with Android too. Meaning that it’s very lightly, Android apps will be able to run on it. Obviously, this is completely critical for any potential new operating system. It’s not like Google could just start from scratch with the vast library of apps and games they’ve built on Android. So then you might be wondering

How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android

What does Fuchsia look like?

Because Fuchsia OS is such an adaptable bit of software. It doesn’t need a visual UI to run but if you were to have it on a Smartphone we’ve got a pretty good idea of what it might look like?

How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android

A very early apk file was leaked last year and basically, it’s a list but instead of one list that leads to another. Everything is on this one page and you never really leave the page. All applications you open operate within their own space and one tab back home just minimizes them. It seems very focused and the emphasis on accounts logging in and logging out reinforces its online nature. Interestingly there’s a volume and brightness slider right on the home page. Which may well mean there’s no status bar. This is different with us to be expected with an OS built on entirely different DNA.


Okay, so the big question is Fuchsia about to replace Android?

Maybe definitely not in the next couple of years but Google has dedicated enough resources to this project. They’ve actually got over a hundred engineers working on it right now. It’s more than just a cytosol this is a serious part of Google’s vision of the future.

How Fuchsia OS Might Replace Android

In fact only a couple of weeks ago we found out that for sure is now already being tested on smartphones. After a code change was found on the honor play.

Read More Here: Huawei begins testing Fuchsia OS on the Kirin 970-based Honor Play


So what do you think are you excited about the connected future. We’re moving towards or are you just a little worried that Google is slowly but surely controlling more and more aspects of our lives. let me know in the comments down below. As usual thanks for reading my post.


Alsan Parajuli

Hi there, I am a student of BSC Science. I love tech and try to create unbiased content, keeping in mind that everything has their own good and bad as I am a tech enthusiast. Besides these, I love to travel and read novels when I am free.

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