What is Fuchsia OS?

In June 2017, Google announced a new operating system called Fuchsia OS. It is Google’s new operating system that has been in development for years. It is a modern operating system, and it will be the first of its kind to offer cross-platform support. Fuchsia can run on phones, tablets, laptops, desktops or anything else with an internet connection.

The company’s goal for this project is to “create a modern and open source version of Android”  Fuchsia OS will be available as an SDK to developers soon, with no specific date given at this point in time.

FAQs

Is Fuchsia OS linux-based?

Fuchsia is built on Zircon (formerly Magenta), a new kernel created by Google.

It’s worth noting that Zircon is compiled to run on Arm processors (Fuchsia uses an Armv78 instruction set), so it can theoretically be ported to any architecture supported by those chips; but at this stage there isn’t anything running on Intel or AMD architectures. As long as such ports are forthcoming, however, it shouldn’t matter too much for most people whether Fuschia runs in emulation of these other platforms or not.

Will fuchsia OS replace Android OS?

Google says it is not meant to replace Android or Chrome OS. Fuchsia is used to push the boundaries of what is possible in terms of features and design in an operating system. The experiences from Fuchisa can be incorporated into other products.

Is Google fuchsia dead?

No, Google said it is not dead. Fuchsia OS has been in development since 2016, and can run on Arm processors (Fuchisa uses an Armv78 instruction set), so it can theoretically be ported to any architecture supported by those chips.