Google has been getting ready for more of its developers to work with the Fuchsia operating system ahead of the new year. Google’s “Fuchsia” project since 2017, aims to develop a completely new operating system and kernel rather than relying on Linux. Since then, Fuchsia has steadily progressed from an intriguing experiment to the software that powers Google’s Nest Hub smart display.
As per reported earlier this year, the Fuchsia project’s next immediate challenge is running Google’s smart speakers, which include the 2020 Nest Audio and new speakers that are expected to be released in 2023.
A chicken-and-egg situation would arise for any Fuchsia-powered laptop, phone, or tablet without these solutions. Instead, it would appear that Google intends to provide a vast app archive from the beginning.
Google is aware that Fuchsia cannot continue to rely on Android and Linux applications. Fuchsia versions of popular Google apps would go a long way for a new operating system. With the preparation of support for running the full Chrome browser experience within Fuchsia by the Chrome team at Google
An official Visual Studio Code plugin for working with Fuchsia was released and improved as part of this year’s Bootcamp preparations. The expansion has been downloaded barely short of multiple times. Offering a fascinating image of the ongoing number of designers dealing with Fuchsia-related projects.
Having said that, before we get too excited, it’s important to remember how Google employees have talked about Fuchsia up until this point. At I/O 2019, Hiroshi Lockheimer referred to Fuchsia as a “testbed for experiments”. This was one of the project’s earliest acknowledgments.
So, naturally, a lot of people — sort of, you know — assume, “It’s a new OS from Google, so it must be the future. The one OS from Google,” you know. That’s not how we look at it. We look at it as sort of a place where we can try out new ideas.
One of the Fuchsia team members succinctly explained that, unlike Android, Fuchsia is not a “product.” Instead, it serves as a building block for products like Android and the Nest Hub.
Fuchsia isn’t necessarily targeting end users or application developers. Fuchsia exists to make products easier to build and maintain. Products are responsible for the app developer and end-user experience.
Our earlier this year interview with him, Fuchsia’s former director of engineering, Chris McKillop, echoed this sentiment. They are stating that the company was “focused on consumer products and the problems that are faced by consumers and developers for consumers.”
Lastly, Fuchsia turns into the organization’s next sensational uncover or the covered-up supporting of numerous items. Encounters to come, what’s in store is looking brilliant, pink, and purple.