In August 2016, phrase obtained out that Google had very quietly began engaged on an new working system with the title Fuchsia. Just a few weeks after that information hit, rumors additionally started showing on-line about one other Google OS mission, Andromeda. These studies claimed that it was designed to be a hybrid of Android and Chrome OS, and that an early model was working internally at Google on the Nexus 9 pill. Rumors about Google exhibiting a preview of Andromeda at its Pixel press occasion in October have been confirmed later to be false, however one other report claims laptop computer with Andromeda may launch someday in the third quarter of 2017.
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Since then, there’s been little to no information about both Fuchsia or Andromeda, however this week a brand new report from analyst Daniel Matte on his weblog Tech Specs claims that he has discovered proof that the two working programs are in reality one and the similar. Extra particularly, he claims that Fuchsia could also be the precise merged model of Android and Chrome OS, whereas speculating that Andromeda could possibly be the title of the first model of Fuchsia that may launch publicly:
To my naive eyes, fairly than saying Chrome OS is being merged into Android, it seems to be extra like Android and Chrome OS are each being merged into Fuchsia.
In Gary Sims’ glorious have a look at the Fuchsia OS again in August, he mentioned that the “purposes and goals of Fuchsia are still a mystery” however in his opinion, he didn’t suppose it might be a substitute for both Android or Chrome OS, nor was it being made as a desktop OS to rival Home windows or OS X. Nonetheless, Matte says that Fuchsia can run on ARM, MIPS, and Intel x86 processors, which would appear to counsel that it may run on gadgets as small as smartphones and as giant as huge display screen PCs. He provides:
My greatest guess is that Android as an API and runtime will reside on as a legacy atmosphere inside Andromeda. That’s not to say that each one growth of Android would instantly cease, which appears extraordinarily unlikely.
Matte finally believes that parts of each Android and Chrome OS will truly be put into Fuchsia-Andromeda. Is he appropriate? As we acknowledged earlier than, our personal Gary Sims didn’t suppose Fuchsia was going to be that merged OS when he truly had it up and working in August. Issues appear to be means too underbaked to make any assumptions at the second, so solely time will inform if he can be confirmed to be appropriate.
Remember that Google is already attempting to merge Android with Chrome OS in a restricted means, by letting all new Chromebooks launched in 2017 run Android apps. Additionally, Google mentioned we will anticipate smaller pill gadgets to use Chrome OS someday in the future, and they can even give you the option to run Android apps.