Android currently dominates the global market for mobile operating systems. Most of the developers create mobile apps for the Android platform to reach more users and generate more revenue. But Google is reportedly developing a real-time operating system called Fuchsia. Google has yet to officially announce Fuchsia. The search giant doesn’t even have any information on Fuchsia. It has continued to update the new operating system as a lot of code both on Github and its own code repository.
Google executives describe Fuchsia as one of the early-stage experimental projects. But many bloggers and market analysts believe that Google plans to replace Android with Fuchsia. Google recently fueled speculation by adding a user interface (UI) to its new operating system. Therefore, Fuchsia can now be accessed as a graphical user interface (GUI). Android app developers need to learn about Fuchsia to keep their mobile apps profitable and relevant in the long run. Also, they can start developing applications for Fuchsia before they finish.
Why should Android app developers continue to monitor Fuchsia?
Google’s own kernel
Unlike Android, Fuchsia is not built on the Linux operating system. Google has developed the new operating system using its own kernel called Magenta. Code posted to various repositories shows that Fuchsia is developed as an operating system for smartphones and tablets. Manage applications through a card-based system. That is why; Many analysts and bloggers speculate that Google is developing Fuchsia as a replacement for Android.
Fuchsia was initially developed as a command line interface. Google recently updated Fuchsia by adding a user interface (UI) called Armadillo. According to information and videos posted on various websites, Armadillo is developed based on Google’s Flutter SDK. It allows programmers to write cross-platform code that runs on multiple mobile platforms, including Android, iOS, and Fuchsia. The compiled version of Armadillo reveals a card-based system for managing applications. The interface allows developers to drag cards around screens and apply new Google styles.
Combination of Android and ChromeOS
Fuchsia comes with features provided by Android and ChromeOS. Many analysts believe that Google plans to release Fuchsia as a replacement for both Android and ChromeOS. However, the Fuchsia source code differs from the source code of other Google platforms due to the Magenta kernel. Google could use Fuchsias as an operating system for smartphones, tablets, computers, embedded devices, and digital systems. Therefore, Fuchsia can run Android and ChromeOS devices.
As mentioned above, Fuchsia could be released as a universal operating system and power a variety of devices. Android app developers can write apps for the Fuchsia platform by leveraging the Flutter SDK. The Flutter SDK is being used by both the UI and Fuchsia apps. The Flutter SDK renders applications based on the Dart programming language. Dart dramatically increases the performance of applications by making them run at 120 frames per second. However, the Flutter SDK generates cross-platform code that is fully compatible with Android. The compatibility allowed many developers to install certain Fuchsia components on Android devices.
Today, Android has a much larger global market share than other mobile platforms. But the market share of the individual versions of Android differs. The latest version of Android has a lower penetration rate than its previous versions. Also, each version of Android powers a variety of devices made by different companies. Device and OS fragmentation makes it difficult for developers to build a robust Android app. Many bloggers speculate that Google could replace Android with Fuchsia to overcome device and OS fragmentation.
Despite publicly developing its new operating system, Google has yet to confirm any information about Fuchsia. Many bloggers speculate that Google might launch the new operating system in 2018. But Google has not revealed its plan to launch Fuchsia officially. The company describes Fuchsia as an early-stage experimental project. Therefore, Android app developers should use Fuchsia only after commercial release. But they must monitor Fuchsia constantly to handle disruptive technology efficiently.