We've talked about Google's upcoming Fuchsia OS a lot in the past year. Google's next-generation operating system is expected to focus on privacy, and it's a brand new operating system that looks and seems to be much different from Android.
When Fuchsia is so different from Android, even at the technical level, everyone wondered if the platform will support Android apps. Without being able to support Android apps, Fuchsia can't get much traction. Google has to convince millions of developers to build applications for Fuchsia devices that are unlikely to gain much popularity at launch, so it's a big problem for the company. And if you're a Windows Phone fan, you're probably very aware of it.
So Google does not make the same mistake with Fuchsia as Microsoft did with Windows Phone. Instead, Google implements the ability to use Android apps on Fuchsia. 9to5Google reported that the company is making a special version of Android Runtime (ART) built to run Android apps on Fuchsia. The special version of Android Runtime will allow developers to compile their Android apps to run specifically on Fuchsia and produce one. Far Fuchsia package (also a .apk for Android app packages).
Of course, considering Fuchsia running on different cores and having many technical differences from Android, it is unclear just how Android Runtime will work on Fuchsia or whether it will introduce any restrictions. It's still being watched at the moment, but when we enter 2019, we'll probably get to know much more about Google's future plans for Fuchsia.
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