(The original article for this was written around 6 months ago)
According to a report released exclusively by Bloomberg, Google has been secretly working on a new mobile OS which will eventually replace the current Android OS. Named “Fuchsia”, this project is apparently aimed at overcoming the limitations of Android and is being designed to better accommodate voice interactions and frequent security updates.
Here’s what’s already known about Fuchsia: Alphabet Inc.’s Google started quietly posting code online in 2016, and the firm has let outside app developers play around with bits of the open-source code. Google has also started to experiment with applications for the system like the interactive screen displays and voice commands for Youtube.
According to people who are familiar with the matter though, the firm is now planning to create a single Operating System of running all of Google’s devices, like Pixel phones and smart speakers, as well as third-party devices which currently run the Android or Chrome OS.
One of the sources have also said that Google wants to embed Fuchsia on connected home devices within three to four years and then move onto larger machines like notebooks. The ultimate end goal is to swap Fuchsia for Android, which is the software which powers over 75% of the world’s current smartphones.
Google has yet to unveil a real-world use of this new software, since moving away from Android and Chrome would also carry other risks for the search engine giant.
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