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Google Fuchsia OS Developer Portal is Now Live

By Priyanka Juyal
July 1, 2019 2. min read
Last update on: May 8, 2020

Google’s brainchild Fuchsia is finally here to consolidate mobile devices and Chrome OS devices under a single operating system. 

Previously asked questions like “what is the future of Android”, “is Huawei’s ArkOS is going to overthrow Android from its long reign”, and many others are a few questions regarding the future of Android. But the new Fuchsia Operating System is coming up with many exciting features to delve in.

Just like Android, Fuchsia is an open source operating system whose development process was started in the month of August 2016 and it is still in its development stages. When Flutter was announced in the year 2017, it was speculated that it was meant to strengthen Fuchsia OS. And that was the first time people heard about the Operating System. And between then and now, it has been the recipient of many speculations that it is an iOS that would replace Android. However, bringing the rumor at standstill, Google made a statement.

During the Google’s head of Android and Chrome, Hiroshi Lockheimer said “We’re looking at what a new take on an operating system could be like. And so I know out there people are getting pretty excited saying, Oh this is a new Android,’ or, ‘This is the new Chrome OS…Fuchsia is really not about that. Fuchsia is about just pushing the state of the art in terms of operating systems and things that we learn from Fuchsia we can incorporate into other products”

Unlike Android or many other similar systems, Fuchsia isn’t based on Linux Kernel but rather a microkernel called “Zircon”. The OS is actually scalable and is suitable enough for running home devices to laptops to smartphones. Its UI is written using Flutter, with apps based on Dart which altogether offers high performance and impressive graphical fluidity. 

All in all, the Fuchsia system comes integrating the features of both Android and Chrome and hence it is expected to be a more fluid and better system. The official programming guidance document also states that Fuchsia OS is also compatible with x86-64 on the processor system – the system which is supposed to be the ultimate realization for mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, and even desktop cross-platform feats.

The excitement for the OS doesn’t end here, there is one more thing to cheer for. Its sources along with the pre-built binaries and step by step set-up guides are now available over at fuchsia.dev. The site appears to borrow heavily from other Google developer hubs like the Android Portal,  making the documentation very well organized and easy to search.

Wondering how Fuchsia would change your app development endgame? Get in touch with the team of experimentative developers who are known to travel the uncharted territories. 

Priyanka Juyal
Priyanka Juyal
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