What is Fuchsia OS? Samsung to move on Fuchsia OS?

 What is Fuchsia OS?



Fuchsia is an open-source capability-based operating system developed by Google. It is an superior operating system by Google. Operating systems such as Chrome OS and Android are based on Linux kernel, but the new Fuchsia OS is based on a new kernel named Zircon. It was firstly known to public in August 2016 but without an official. Later, after years of development, Fuchsia was officially released to the public on the first-generation Google Nest Hub, replacing its original Cast OS.


Fuchsia OS Launch Date


It is developed by Google and Initially released on May 25,2021. 

Fuchsia OS is written in C, C++, Dart, Go, Rust and Python. 


Fuchsia OS history?



In August 2016, some media sources reported on a codebase post published on GitHub, revealing that Google was developing a new operating system named Fuchsia. No official announcement was made, but inspection of the code suggested its capability to run on various devices, including "dash infotainment" systems for cars, embedded devices like traffic lights, digital watches, smartphones, tablets and PCs. The code differs from Android and Chrome OS due to its being based on the Zircon kernel (formerly named Magenta) rather than on the Linux kernel.


In May 2017, Ars Technica wrote about Fuchsia's new user interface, an upgrade from its command-line interface at its first reveal in August, along with a developer writing that Fuchsia "isn't a toy thing, it's not a 20% Project, it's not a dumping ground of a dead thing that we don't care about anymore"  Multiple media outlets wrote about the project's seemingly close ties to Android, with some speculating that Fuchsia might be an effort to "re-do" or replace Android in a way that fixes problems on that platform.


In January 2018, Google published a guide on how to run Fuchsia on Pixelbooks. This was followed successfully by Ars Technica.

A Fuchsia "device" was added to the Android ecosystem in January 2019 via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Google talked about Fuchsia at Google I/O 2019. Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior Vice President of Chrome and Android, described Fuchsia as one of Google’s experiments around new concepts for operating systems.


On July 1, 2019, Google announced the official website of the development project providing source code and documentation for the operating system. Roughly a year and a half later, on December 8, 2020, Google announced that they were "expanding Fuchsia's open-source model" including making mailing lists public, introducing a governance model, publishing a roadmap and would be using a public issue tracker.


In May 2021, Google employees confirmed that it had deployed Fuchsia in the consumer market for the first time, within a software update to the first-generation Google Home Hub that replaces its existing Chromecast-based software. The update contains no user-facing changes to the device's software or user interface. After the initial wave of updates to preview devices, the update was rolled out to all Nest Hub devices in August 2021.


The GitHub project suggested Fuchsia can run on many platforms, from embedded systems to smartphones, tablets, and personal computers.


 In May 2017, Fuchsia was updated with a graphical user interface, along with a developer writing that the project was not a "dumping ground of a dead thing", prompting media speculation about Google's intentions with the operating system, including the possibility of it replacing Android.

 


On July 1, 2019 Google announced the homepage of the project, fuchsia.dev, which provides source code and documentation for the newly announced operating system.

Fuchsia's user interface and apps are written with Flutter, a software development kit allowing cross-platform development abilities for Fuchsia, Android and iOS. Flutter produces apps based on Dart, offering apps with high performance graphics that run at 120 frames per second. Fuchsia also offers a Vulkan-based graphics rendering engine called Escher, with specific support for "Volumetric soft shadows", an element that Ars Technica wrote, "seems custom-built to run Google's shadow-heavy 'Material Design' interface guidelines".


Due to the Flutter software development kit offering cross-platform opportunities, users are able to install parts of Fuchsia on Android devices.


In 2017, Ars Technica noted that, though users could test Fuchsia, nothing "works", because "it's all a bunch of placeholder interfaces that don't do anything". They found multiple similarities between Fuchsia's interface and Android, including a Recent Apps screen, a Settings menu, and a split-screen view for viewing multiple apps at once. In a 2018 review, Ars Technica experts were impressed with the progress, noting that things were then working, and were especially pleased by the hardware support. One of the positive surprises was support for multiple mouse pointers.


A special version of Android Runtime for Fuchsia is planned to run from a FAR file, the equivalent of the Android APK.


SAMSUNG TO REPLACE ANDROID WITH FUCHSIA OS



According to the reports, Samsung likely to replace Android with Fuchsia OS from its Smartphones. It is also rumoured that Samsung was also involved in the development of Fuchsia OS with Google. Although it may take a few years to move on a new operating system, but it is reported that Samsung is looking to move on Fuchsia OS.


Google also want to replace Android with a Fuchsia OS for better performance and security. Therefore many other smartphone brands are looking to move on new Fuchsia OS.

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