Over the past few years, there has been a sting of information leaking about Fuchsia, which is the rumored successor to Google's Android and potentially operating systems from Chrome OS. When we last visited Fuchsia, it had made its way to the Android Runtime branch, which meant it would contain original support for Android apps.
This week, however, 9to5Google uncovered changes in the Android Open Source Project (ASOP) that lead the publication to believe that native Android compatibility will actually be backed up from the start. Not only was the Fuchsia SDK detailed, used to build native Fuchsia apps, but also an Android emulator.
The emulator would allow Fuchsia users to run their older apps in the new operating environment. Emulation is not exactly ideal, but given the complete dominance of Android in the operating system room these days and the spread of Android apps, which have this backward compatibility, is a clear and very beneficial feature on Google's site. sition from Android to Fuchsia must be as seamless as possible for consumers, and this is definitely a step in the right direction ̵
"Fuchsia will use a specially designed version of Android Runtime (" ART "above) to run Android applications," writes 9to5Google . "This version of ART will be installed on any Fuchsia device using a .far file, Fuchsia equivalent to Android's APK."
Fuchsia first broke on stage at GitHub back in 2016 and has slowly been massaged into an operating system based on back-to-basics, with potential for use in a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets , and even convertibles. And instead of being based on Linux, like Android and Chrome OS, Fuchsia is instead built on the Zircon core.
Although there is not much to look at right now, you can take a look at an early version of Fuchsia here on your browser (or PC).