It's easy to speculate about something if you get a few hints, but it's a bit weird to speculate about something that's out there in the open, waiting for its source code to be read. That's the case with Google's Fuchsia operating system, which has just hit the Android Runtime branch, which the world assumes for a while: Fuchsia supports very Android apps.
This is a simple move, but one that really sets a long-standing rumor stagnant. It is becoming increasingly clear that Fuchsia will almost certainly replace Android and Chrome OS completely and in many ways something that needs to happen.
Even today, the most popular Android OS version is not the latest; In general, it's a few generations. This has led to serious fragmentation, but with Fuchsia, an operating system built from the ground up with a core in support of all sorts of devices, the future on the Google side of the mobile software ecosystem looks pretty rosy.
Fuchsia OS just surfaced in AOSP, but especially in the ART (Android Runtime) branch. Looks like they're building fuchsia with ART … which would suggest native Android app support. Http://t.co/2BzpvTxf9d pic.twitter.com/xZaktz1wcp
– Mishaal Rahman (@MishalRahman) April 26, 2018
When it debuted a few years ago, Fuchsia was barely one Skeleton of something. It worked out fast and last year at this time it got a user interface. Today Fuchsia's condition is very functional. It's a test environment, partly because it's currently just an interface. As we wrote earlier this month, you can test what's currently available on your browser to get an idea of what's coming. Of course, its interface is really a small part of what Fuchsia is about – it all depends on what's really important.