Is the era of Android nearing its end?


By Snigdha | July 31, 2018

App Builder Appy Pie: Rumors are doing rounds that the search engine giant, Google, is secretly working on a software project for the past two years, which is all set to replace Android as its successor.

To figure out whether there is any truth to it or is it just another hoax, Appy Pie is digging deep into the matter with the intent to track down the source of where and when it all started, and has brought forth an exclusive story that is backed with sound research.

It first appeared on GitHub without any official announcement, where it said that Fuchsia is Google’s capability-based operating system designed to run on devices like smart speakers, connected home gadgets, and laptops as well.

As per the news published by TheVerge and TechCrunch on August 15th 2016, a small team of engineers within Google has been working on the project Fuchsia, with an aim to build a single, unifying operating system that could run on all of Google’s devices. While no official statement was made by Google on this topic, still the industry experts had begun looking at Fuchsia as a replacement for Android in the upcoming future.

Last year in May 2017, once again Google Fuchsia came into limelight when TheVerge and Ars Technica revealed to the tech world the new wild UI of Fuchsia, Armadillo. But again, there was no official confirmation from Google regarding the news.

As per Wikipedia, in November 2017, initial support for the Swift programming language was committed.

Finally, in 2018, Google started experimenting this microkernel-based operating system on its own Pixelbook and even published a guide on how to run Fuchsia on Pixelbooks, which was successfully emulated by Ars Technica.

However, mystery still shrouds Fuchsia, at least until Google makes an official claim on the actual functioning and capability of the new OS.

Though we may not know much for sure, yet the stories that surfaced with big news providers including Mirror in their 10th May 2017 edition, and now by Bloomberg in their 19th July 2018 edition hint that something’s cooking up in-house at Google for the past couple of years, which is sure to change the face of the mobile world dramatically.

So, what do you think, is the era of Android nearing its end? Or it’s just another hoax doing its rounds in the mobile world?

Share your views about these rumors in the comments section below.

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The Content Manager at Appy Pie, Snigdha has had a passion for writing since she can remember and feels lucky for making it her career. With a total experience of 11 years, she has dedicated the last 6 years to hard-core content writing and management. She actively writes about all things related to Social Media & more. In her spare time, she would either love to read curled up on the couch or take a bag of necessities (including a good book) and drive off into the sunset.

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