Fuchsia is not replacing Android, at least not for now

Fuchsia is not replacing Android, at least not for now
Nearly two weeks ago, we told you about a new open source operating system that Google has been quietly working on. Called Fuchsia, the OS now has a proper user interface for smartphones and tablets. Unlike Android, which uses a kernel based on Linux, Fuchsia employs a kernel called Magenta. While some were thinking that Fuchsia was being groomed to replace Android down the road, we actually have something that resembles an explanation from Dave Burke, Google’s VP of engineering for Android.

According to Burke, Fuchsia is an early stage project that will "pivot and morph" The executive adds that it is independent of Android and called it an "early stage experimental project." So if you were concerned that Google was starting on a successor to Android, you have nothing to worry about for now.

That's not to say that some time in the distant future, one of the pivots and morphs to Fuchsia takes the OS toward a showdown against Android. But for now, Android fans have no reason at all to fear what is basically an experiment.

source: AndroidPolice



1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

The problem is, how many developers will support this?

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Same question was asked of iOS and Android when they were released. The fact is that once something gets too old, you have to start fresh or you end up with too much baggage. If you do it right, usually you win in the long run.

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Are developers supporting Windows 10 and Chrome OS?

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Wait and see what Google does Fuchsia isn't even a year old yet Mostly likely Google will allow Fuchsia to run Android apps by porting the Android Runtime or something similar

8. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Because this two is not enough to success. Nothing in this world will be forever.

10. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

I'm going to guess thats why they made Windows 10 compatible with exe and msi apps still.

2. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I wasn't worried I was hoping Android would be replaced. As long as google insists on sticking with android their phones will lag

3. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Lag? Use a pixel phone :)

7. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

lag overtime...

9. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Use Pixel overtime.. It's no different than Galaxy S7. However, now a days lag is not a deal breaker as the laggy experience is already fast enough for work to be done.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

only on flagships, in my opinion

12. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Sounds good because no Linux

13. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No linux kernel...? Well, if it runs natively on the machine (Like iOS and Windows 10 Mobile) and not on a VM, then I'd say "Go Google"...! This will completely 'revolutionize' the 'Google' experience... But... I doubt its going to happen anytime soon... Maybe in 10 years or so... But since Android "O" is getting some 'super duper' optimization, I'll wait patiently... Pixel now loads a good 10 or so sec quicker with The Android "O" that happens to be in a beta... Imagine its speed in the 'stable' form...! Android "O" to me is... Kitkat Reloaded...!!! G'Day!

14. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Hope Fuchsia written with C++ not Java. If Google ditch Android bet that Samsung going to buy it.

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The lower level code for Android is already written in C and C++ Java is for apps (apps can also be written in C or C++ using the Android NDK)

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