What is Fuchsia?
Fuchsia is a new operating system launched by Google, which can run on a variety of smart devices, including all smart home devices, PC, mobile phones, AR/VR devices and so on. This means that all of these devices will be equipped with the same operating system, which avoids the embarrassing situation that all kinds of devices are equipped with different operating systems. The consistency of operating systems is also conducive to the interconnection of these devices.
So why does Google need to develop a new system after having two major operating systems, Android and Chrome OS?
Potatosir believes that there are two points:
First of all, there is the “tort case of Google and java”. As we all know, the java used by google’s Android operating system is the first development language. Because of this, the future development space of Android operating system is bound to be limited.
Then, in early 2018, Google launched the Flutter cross-platform framework. Although Flutter officially said to break platform barriers and achieve a set of multi-terminal code running, but a close look at its underlying implementation, there is no java-related API at all, but the use of Dart as its development language, but Fuchsia is fully supporting Dart, which is also doubtful.
External speculation on Fuchsia
As early as 2016, the Fuchsia project quietly appeared on gitHub. At that time, there was an uproar in the industry. Is Google going to develop a new generation of operating system?
However, in the face of media and questioning from all sides, Google has refused to comment, so there are divergent opinions, some think that this is just an attempt of Google to unify its own ecosystem; some think that another set of operating system customized for some smart devices or AR/VR related devices is not to replace Android or Chrome OS; some think that it is to compete with others. Two big camps (Microsoft and Apple) are coming up with a new generation of operating systems.
Today, its mysterious veil has not been revealed, leaving only endless guesses to the outside world.
Regardless of Fuchsia’s development in recent years, it’s not easy to compete with Microsoft and Apple or replace Android and Chrome OS. Take Android for example, its huge hardware partners and application developers can’t switch to Fuchsia in a short time, especially those large mobile phone manufacturers, such as Huawei, Samsung and HTC. Android systems have been deeply customized based on their devices, and it’s not easy for them to customize Fuchsia again.