Android is one of the two most important mobile operating systems (OS) today. Indeed, the biggest by market share. But it will not be here forever! This is why Google is preparing for a more robust OS that can replace it with, Fuchsia operating system.
Though Fuchsia OS has been under development since 2015, Google remained tight-lipped until May 2019 when it launched the Fuchsia developer site. Even here, Google still refers to it as an experimental operating system with the potential to ultimately replace Chrome and Android.
But what is more, is that Google Fuchsia is considered a timely move to counter Microsoft and Apple operating systems. Can Google with its Fuchsia win the emerging Google vs Microsoft vs Apple battle?
The Technical Side of Fuchsia
The Google fuchsia operating system is a hybrid that combines two different yet highly connected user interfaces Capybara (a traditional desktop UI) and Armadillo (a phone-centric UI). The goal of this combination is making Fuchsia achieve a better ecosystem compared to what Apple and Microsoft have achieved so far. However, it will be done in a Google way.
A closer look at Fuchsia versus Android reveals they run on different code bases. Unlike Android, Fuchsia is not created on existing open-source kernels. Instead, it has own code architecture referred to as Zircon Kernel, initially known as Magenta. This means that Fuchsia is a completely new operating system.
One thing about Google’s development is that no effort is spared when designing products. Therefore, if you take Fuchsia vs Windows or iOS, you will note the special emphasis on a modular structure. Google wants to use Fuchsia OS to consolidate what other operating systems have and enrich them for superior performance especially on the following fronts:
- Real-time capabilities that make it possible for constant updates without user interference.
- Adaptability to different computing devices such as tablets, laptops, and smartphones.
- Accepting multiple input formats (physical, gestures, touch, or voice inputs).
- Ability to interact with other devices in a network setup to optimize the use of smart devices ecosystem.
Can Fuchsia Beat Microsoft and Apple Operating Systems?
Taking a closer look at fuchsia.dev reveals that Google is sparing no effort in making its new operating system the best. The work on Fuchsia is a calculated move aimed at providing it with an upper hand in the unfolding Google vs Microsoft vs Apple for a bigger tech market share. Can Google Fuchsia operating system win?
Today, Apple has crafted a complete ecosystem that integrates its smart speakers, laptops, wearables, tablets, televisions, and smart speakers using macOS and iOS. Google wants to use Fuchsia Operating System to offer a similar experience. Though Google always finds a method to get its way, it will not be easy to outdo Apple because of the latter’s commitment to innovation and progressive improvement.
Google is also using Fuchsia OS to try and counter the current Microsoft resurgence. Windows 10 has been hailed as a great success because of its cross-device operability. However, it is the speculation of a real-time Windows operating system being developed by Microsoft that has made Google uncomfortable and forced it back to the drawing board.
While it is still early to pinpoint the Fuchsia Android future because the new OS is still at the experimental stage, it has indicated that Google is not about to let go of its huge influence in the tech market. Fuchsia development also denotes the continuing Google vs Microsoft vs Apple battle that will shape the tech world in the near future. With Google’s current success of its Android and the undisputed forces of its competitors, winning over the market will not be a walkover. Therefore, only time will tell how successful the Fuchsia Operating System will be.
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