What is Google Fuchsia OS?

Fuchsia is the latest operating system designed by Google, it is in the early phase and available for IoT devices.

What Google Fuchsia Operating System is? Unlike other Google Operating Systems such as Android and Chrome, Fuchsia is not based on Linux but rather Google’s own new microkernel called “Zircon” which means unlike Android, Google has total control on this operating system. This gives Google the ability to design the operating system as an interoperable software, one that works reliably on different device form factors, be it mobile, desktop, laptop, game console or wearable.

Fuchsia’s real promise lies in the fact that it is scalable. A unified operating system to rule them all from household appliance territory to Desktop territory.

Fuschia will support Android apps, but it will have an app store of its own and its primary app-development language is Flutter, a cross-platform UI toolkit from Google. Flutter runs on Android, iOS and the web. So writing Flutter apps today for existing platforms means you're also writing Fuchsia apps for tomorrow. This means that developing apps for Fuschia isn't hard at all for developers because Google could just get coders to write in Flutter and build an app ecosystem and then it could seamlessly swap out the operating system.

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So rest assured Fuchsia will not fail because of lack of apps the way windows phone did. This all sounds intriguing but the question remains will Fuchsia replace Android? Well, Google itself has clarified a while ago that they have no plan to replace Android with Fuchsia anytime soon. But the company didn’t completely deny it either.

Personally, I think the Fuschia will surely make its way onto more hands-on devices like phones or Chromebooks but that may take years. 

Seeing as Android is the world’s most popular OS, it wouldn’t make much business sense to fragment that market by asking users to make this leap into the unknown any time soon.

But when Google sees a financial benefit to doing it then we'll see a unified operating system.

Interestingly, though an old Bloomberg report from 2018 has absolutely nailed the timing of the Fuchsia launch, saying that Google will ship the OS on connected home devices "within three years". It's 2021, Google has officially launched Fuchsia on Nest Hub. The 2018 Bloomberg article also says the Fuchsia will expand to smartphones and laptops by 2023.