A few months ago, it was unveiled that by Ars Technica that Google was involved in a new and mysterious project or operating system named “Fuchsia”. It was the new operating which has dumped the current Linux kernel on which Android is based and has completely built on the ground of Google’s own “Magenta”.
Kernels are, you can assume, like vacant houses (Linux) where the tenant (Google) can work on it from the ground to top as it wants including its look and feel. Building its own kernel, Google will be able to control its OS more effectively. However, according to Ars Technica’s findings, Fuchsia is developed to work on all “modern phones and computers with fast processors” with “non-trivial amounts of RAM.
Now according the reports Google has continue its work on Fuchsia which will be a new user interface for smartphones as well as tablets whose has given the code name of Armadillo. This development means it is possible to download OS source and UI and can compile it into any Android device.
As per the Ars Technica observation, the Fuchsia UI’s home screen consists of scrolling list with your profile picture, the current date, your current location and a battery icon in the center. Above you profile are Story cards which lists your last recently opened applications. Below your profile, it shows the suggestions for your day. A home button appears when you leave this screen.
Some other interesting features of this UI include placing the apps on each other by long pressing one. It will also activate the split- screen mode than can be configured in number of ways. It has the capability to split two apps vertically as well as horizontally and adding the third app to them will split the first two equally in both directions. The keyboard of the Fuchsia UI is not based on the Android’s keyboard.
As seen in Ars Technica’s own compiled version of Armadillo, it signs that Fuchsia is an operating system, developed specially for the smartphones and tablets. It is built to manage apps through a card-based system.
Article by Nishant.