Google Fuchsia OS: 8 Frequently Asked Questions Answered

The Fuchsia OS is an open-source capability-based operating system developed by Google. The open-source project first appeared on git without any formal announcement in August 2016.

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KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA — Since 2016, Google has been developing its Fuchsia OS as an open-source operating system for many platforms. But last month, Google officially released its first-generation operating system, Fuchsia, starting with select Nest Hubs.

Now, Fuchsia is the official OS for Google’s original Nest Hub, formerly the Google Home Hub, and the team behind Fuchsia has replaced the Nest Hub’s Cast OS with Fuchsia, but otherwise, the device will behave as it always has.

#1. Fuchsia OS: what is it?

The Fuchsia operating system is an open-source and capability-based system developed by Google. The project’s first appearance on an unannounced form of git in August 2016 brought it to public notice.

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#2. Is Fuchsia OS going to replace Android?

The Fuchsia operating system is not just a replacement for Android; it’s a completely new operating system that’s being developed by Google.

Fuchsia is most commonly seen as a replacement for the well-known Android operating system. Google has already created and improved two operating systems: Chrome OS and Android.

#3. Is Fuchsia OS still alive?

The Fuchsia operating system is built on the Zircon kernel, unlike previous Google-developed operating systems such as Chrome OS and Android, which run on the Linux kernel.

#4. What language is Fuchsia written in?

While other systems use Linux-based kernels, such as Chrome OS and Android, Fuchsia uses its own Zircon microkernel, which is written in C++.

Kernel components are written in programming languages like Go, Rust, Python, and C/C++.

#5. Does Google plan to kill Android?

The search giant is shutting down Android Things, its lightweight operating system for smart displays and speakers. On January 5, 2021, the company began sunsetting the platform, and it will be completely shut down on January 5, 2022.

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#6. Is Chrome OS going away?

Customers with Chrome Enterprise or Chrome Education Upgrade will be able to extend support for Chrome Apps on Chrome OS through June 2022.

#7. Why is Google getting rid of Chrome apps?

Last year, Google explained that Chrome apps were being killed because no one used them.

As Google reported in its post , “approximately one percent of Windows, Mac and Linux users actively use Chrome apps.” Google offered two kinds of Chrome apps: “packaged apps” and “hosted apps.”

#8. Is Fuchsia a UNIX OS?

Additionally, Fuchsia supports a subset of Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), so it looks like it’s running under Unix/Linux.

Google’s Flutter is Fuchsia’s Software Development Kit (SDK), and it allows you to create apps for Android or Chrome OS.

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