Google is planning on a possible Android replacement that surpasses it in terms of design and functionality. The project was kept under wraps. The focus is to create a single operating system capable of running all the company’s gadgets and other third-party devices. As more and more technology is connecting devices there is a need for such a system. Android was designed earlier right when touchscreen phones were a very new thing in the market. It was not built to handle any type of voice-enabled apps and futuristic innovative projects that Google visions at the moment.
The project, known as Fuchsia, was created from scratch in 2016 and was even available as an open source platform for outsiders to provide some input. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has shown a keen interest in it. First and foremost, the project is quite promising. Fuchsia’s kernel, Zircon, takes a function approach that is quite different from Linux kernels that support other operating systems of Google. It is made with voice interaction at its core. If all goes to plan, the operating system could tackle smaller devices within 3 years and could replace Android within five years. Google has also begun to experiment with several Fuschia based applications, one of them includes interactive screen displays and voice commands for YouTube.
Android is globally dominant operating system and this raises questions and doubts over this new project. It may cause disruption and it will be daunting for Google to ask several hardware partners like Samsung and others to replace Android. It will involve putting many people and a lot of money at risk. Top Google executives such as Sundar Pichai and Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome, Chrome OS & Play, reportedly have yet to plan on a roadmap for this project. All we can hope is that they execute the system quite cautiously.