Google fuchsia, the mysterious operating system, why it is so special?

The famous Google Fuchsia wallpaper

This day's we heard a lot of Google Fuchsia, this new mysterious operating system which try to take place in tech talks. So what is it? Is it a future android alternative? And when can we use it?

Google Fuchsia, the new operating system of google launched discreetly without any official announcement in 2016, start to take place in Tech talks. This OS built for ARM and X86_64 based devices; this OS isn’t making do only with mobile or computer but also with IoT (internet of things) such as your fridge or your washing machine. To resume, it’s built for next-generation machines and devices.

Technically, what is really Google Fuchsia :
In a few words, it’s the next-generation operating systems. It’s based on a new Kernel called Zircon, this last it’s an open-source lightweight Kernel built for IoT. The OS uses cross-platform programming language and SDK like Dart & Flutter, Go, Rust, Python and the classic object-oriented programming language C++. You will ask yourself why it is so special? We have a lot of available operating system now, It’s not enough? The important pros of this OS are the built-in artificial intelligence and its full synchronization of your data and the user interface using the cloud. So you will find the whole desktop, tabs and data just by login on any device, maybe the laptop of a friend or your work computer; all these functionalities are compounded on the third layer of this OS called “Peridot”.

What about the UI?
Google Fuchsia UI is inspired by Android and Chrome OS user interface; It uses a material design and cards. Another pro is the multitasking functionality, you can create an app by compounding two other applications just by choosing the right functionalities of each of the applications. For example, I want to do a video montage, thus I need a video display software and video maker software, so I will take all the functionalities I need from the two apps and Fuchsia OS will create a new app based on the two, it’s great, no?

Is it a future alternative of Android?
Google assert that Google Fuchsia he does not aim to replace Android or Chrome OS, but it’s just a new operating system with built-in new technologies.

Can we try it?
Yes, you can. You have two methods, the first and easy one is a web demo of Google Fuchsia posted on GitHub on this link. The second method is for advanced persons who have experience in Linux, Terminal and IT in general; it consists of compile the source and launch it in a built-in emulator called FEMU or run it on the compatible device (intel NUC and Pixelbook are officially compatible) for more information Google Fuchsia Team create an official website Fuchsia.dev for documentation, developers and curious persons like you.

I wish that I answer all your questions, for more information take a look at the official website.

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Badr Bnider

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