Rumors are ripe that Google has developed a new operating system called ‘Fuchsia,’ which is much faster with homegrown internal software known as ‘Magenta’ and offers enhanced security. If the stories hold true, Fuchsia may replace smartphone OS Android as well as Chrome OS for netbooks.
Fuchsia Has Come a Long Way in Less than a Year
Back in August 2016 when Fuchsia was first noticed merely as a command line by the industry experts, it is now believed to have its own interface called ‘Armadillo.’ Unlike Android and previous OS from Google, which were based on Linux, the technology and search engine giant has taken a different route this time by developing a microkernel called Magenta. This new route has been inspired by the fact that the number of users has now exceeded billion mark and the demand for faster processors with non-trivial amounts of RAM is escalating.
Fuchsia Focuses on Personal Approach Rather than Applications
Among the most striking difference in Fuchsia from Android is that the homepage is much larger and emphasis has been given to a single window providing all functionalities rather than depending on individual applications. User’s profile picture is at the focal point, and provides variety of settings on a tap, such as volume, brightness, and other controls. Based on the available images, it appears that swiping up the bottom provides a menu of suggested apps to the user as well as shortcuts to other apps. The keyboard, however, seems quite similar to Google’s own Gboard.
Experts believe that Fuchsia can support three application at a time with 33/33/33 split, if not four applications simultaneously at 75/25/75/25 split.