Google's next OS, Fuchsia, will run Android apps

midian182

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As spotted by 9to5Google, a change to the Android Open Source Project suggests Fuchsia will be able to run Android apps using the Android Runtime.

“These targets are used to build ART for Fuchsia. They differ from usual Android devices as they do not target specific hardware. They will produce a Fuchsia package (.far file),” explains part of the included Readme file. This shows Google is bringing a specially designed version of ART, or Android Run Time, to Fuchsia.

There’s also mention of ART on Fuchsia supporting ARM64 and x86 architecture, which backs up rumors that the new OS will work on multiple devices such as PCs and tablets.

Fuchsia is reportedly set to offer several improvements over Android, including better voice interactions and frequent security updates. Sources have said it may arrive on connected home devices like voice-controlled speakers within the next three years before eventually moving to larger machines like laptops.

With millions of people happy with their Android apps, many of which they paid for, their compatibility with Fuchsia should help ease the transition from one OS to another, though it will still be many years before that starts happening. We might, however, see Google’s first official confirmation of Fuchsia at its I/O event this year.

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Netfox

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They can't stand collecting even more information about us :)
What is the reason of inventing a new OS when everyone will continue to use Androis, iOS and Windows. Even Google employees XD
 

trparky

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They can't stand collecting even more information about us :)
What is the reason of inventing a new OS when everyone will continue to use Android, iOS and Windows. Even Google employees XD
Because Android is a steaming pile of crap, that's why. Fuchsia is Google taking back control over their own software ecosystem from their OEM partners that they shouldn't have let go of in the first place. Google shouldn't have ever let the OEMs have the control that they have over software updates, they have clearly shown that they can't handle it.
 

Kibaruk

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There’s also mention of ART on Fuchsia supporting ARM64 and x86 architecture, which backs up rumors that the new OS will work on multiple devices such as PCs and tablets.
This makes it look like there will be a single OS for all "Android" devices, actually sounds great.
What is the reason of inventing a new OS when everyone will continue to use Androis, iOS and Windows...
Power of reading (XD).
Fuchsia...sounds like a disease.
This makes me think that you are an "American", those who like using the same word to describe 30 different scenarios and things.
 

Mugsy

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Google should simply put an HDMI port on all new phones and be done with it. They clearly want to challenge "Windows" as an alternative PC operating system.

"SmartPhones" are basically just portable computers anyway. Plug your phone into a TV or monitor, and using a USB or Bluetooth keyboard, you've got yourself a complete computer system you can carry around in your pocket.