Google has not only Android and Chrome OS since last summer is also a third OS in planning: Fuchsia. And that takes shape slowly.
Last summer it was announced that Google is working on a new operating system: Fuchsia. Without Linux kernel, with the magenta kernel, volcano as graphics API and Flutter as the programming language, so the basic data are. Google describes the OS as the operating system for a “modern smartphone”, which is to run with fast SoCs and acceptable amounts of memory very fast.
Since August 2016, when we first reported about Fuchsia, a lot has changed and a first user interface has emerged. Google has not yet officially declared Fuchsia, but a developer has already confirmed that it is not just one of these “small” 20 percent projects by Google.
Fuchsia: A modern Android
Ron von ArsTechnica has issued the theory that fuchsia would be something like a “How would Android look like we are developing it today?” Project. Modern and fast and without the performance problems of Android. This was never developed for the smartphones of today. Originally, Android was an OS for cameras.
Then it was a BlackBerry clone and after the iPhone presentation it was again completely reworked and adapted by Google.
It is damn hard to make a forecast, but even if OSFuchsia is an Android alternative, the future is still uncertain. Android has become the most-used OS in the mobile devices in recent years. The transition would be an extremely difficult act.
Probably Google will work in the next 2-3 years in peace at Fuchsia and then look, where the journey goes. I would not classify it as a hobby, but also not as a safe Android alternative. We will monitor the project and see what plans you have on Google with OSFuchsia.
Note: The screenshots in this article show the first version of the user interface. Fuchsia is (as you can easily see) a large construction site.