Google gave us the gift of Android. The platform is now indispensable to the smartphone industry. But Google seems to have some self cannibalisation in mind.
To dethrone its own creation, Google has appointed a group of engineers who are secretly working on another operating system that will overcome the flaws and limitations of Android. This operating system has not been given an official name yet. However, the project is being called Project Fuchsia. With the initial release date of 2016, Project Fuchsia was first spotted on GitHub. The result of some intense brainstorming sessions between the members of the group, this system is intended to soon replace the world’s dominant operating system for mobile phones. However, there is quite a lot we need to know about how the operating system will work and how it will benefit the users.
Security and ease-of-use will be the primary aim of Project Fuchsia. There will be a better, more improved version of the Google Assistant, that will help the users with productivity tasks, and take commands to perform actions. Google is also planning to release frequent security updates under this new operating system to remain a step ahead of the online intruders.
In 2016, Google started to post the Fuchsia code online. It was open sourced so programmers from across the world could give their inputs. Reports also show that the company has started to test the apps that will run on the new operating system. These experimental applications include an interactive screen display and voice inputs for applications such as YouTube.
Looking at the future plans of the Project Fuchsia, the operating system may be made capable to work with smart home systems. This will be facilitated by the virtual assistant that will run in-house gadgets such as speakers, lighting, television, etc. These devices are currently controlled by software such as ChromeOS or any other third-party software.
The group working on Project Fuchsia hasn’t released any kind of a roadmap just yet. However, it may be very difficult to migrate from Android (which is about to roll out Android P) to Fuchsia. This is because there are a lot of associated partners that provide hardware, a global network of developers and a million-dollar industry of mobile advertising.