Google Fuchsia is largely shrouded in secret but there are known quantities and its aim is to replace Android and Chrome one day…
Google constantly experiments with technologies. One such project is known simply as “Fuchsia,” an operating system that was discovered about two years ago. The team quietly posted its code to GitHub and that’s how it was found out publicly. Last year, it expanded with the “Armadillo” system UI. However, Google’s goal for it remains mostly unknown.
Google Fuchsia OS Project might Replace Android and Chrome in the Future
Now, according to a fresh report by Bloomberg, the team developing Fuchsia has one goal — to create a single, unifying operating system. It would run all Google devices seamlessly. Which means, it would replace Android and Chrome OS. It would also power all of the tech company’s smart home devices.
The Fuchsia team is heavily pushing its project ahead, aiming to introduce a connected home device powered by the new OS, within just three years. Then, the team will move to implement it on a larger scale, having it run laptops and phones, within the next five years.
That’s certainly ambitious but is increasingly the most ideal way forward, given the current divide between Chrome OS and Android. It offers the real possibility to build a more secure and easily updatable OS that can work cross-platform.
However, it’s got a long way to go. It’s presently not the top priority of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, nor is it for Hiroshi Lockheimer, the chief of Android and Chrome. Although, recent strides to install and run Android apps on Chrome OS have made leaps and bounds. Though, it’s not perfect at this stage, it’s getting better and better. So, it’s entirely possible it will surface as a real alternative or outright replacement in the not-too-distant future.