Google finally confirmed that it is working on Fuchsia OS during this year’s Google I/O. While the company didn’t reveal any details at the time, it has quietly launched the first site for developers who are interested in developing apps for the operating system.
Although the site is in existence since Google’s confirmation, this is the first time the website contains a lot of documentation aimed at helping developers who might be interested in the operating system. however, unless you are running Acer’s Switch Alpha 12, Google Pixelbook, your hope to develop app for the OS is pretty much dead in the water.
Despite that, a look at the documentation revealed that the operating system runs on a new microkernel called Zircon. Interestingly, the site claims that although the “Fuchsia is not Linux”, it is a “a modular, capability-based operating system.”
If previous rumors are accurate, then Fuchsia will be supported by a large number of devices. Moreover, developers will be required to use Flutter to create user interface and apps which will allow easier cross-platform developments. At the moment, it’s unclear how Google is planning on moving with the operating system as Google previously claimed that Fuchsia won’t replace Android.
We just have to wait to find out more about Google’s plans regarding the operating system.