Fuchsia: Google’s new operating system

Fuchsia: Google's new operating system

The Internet Search Engine giant, Google, keeps reinventing itself. Many operating systems have been developed by this giant in the past. In August of 2016, the news that Fuschia has been developed by Google hit the world of technology. Fuschia, an open source software is distributed for free and it is designed for high-end mobile phones, PCs, and tablets.  Here is a little more about Fuchsia: Google’s new operating system.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT?
Before Fuschia was the Android and Chrome OS. It is not known for certain if Fuschia was designed to replace the Android, but one thing is certain, people expect it to solve some android -related issues. With the android, Google is at the mercy of chip makers as it tries to support the Linux Kernel prompting it to always request for an Android update.

While the Linux Kernel remains the bedrock of the Android and Chrome OS, Fuschia relies on a microkernel that goes by the name Magenta. Most of its writing is in the language C because it is meant for embedded systems.

ABOUT FUSCHIA:
Microkernel, upon which Fuschia is built, is derived from the words ‘Little Kernel’ (LK). The Little Kernel is licensed by MIT while the license of Fuschia is mostly under a 3-clause BSD license. With the license of the kernel being mixed, Fuschia which can be downloaded from its source repository also includes the license of each respective open source license.

The kernel of Fuschia comes with some user-space components which make the provision of libraries and utilities possible. Applications can be created using the libraries and toolkits found in the source repository under Fuschia.

Its logo, a symbol of infinity that is colored Fuschia, can be found at GitHub, an internet hosting service of the software repository.

WHAT LIES AHEAD?
As it stands now, no one really knows what Google has got up its sleeves. Google has not formally stated what Fuschia can do or will not do. All we have at present are several speculations by different groups. Before any conclusion can be reached, Google has got to make a formal announcement or else the vacuum will always loom large.

ANY REASON FOR THE SILENCE?
There is every likelihood that Fuschia might just be an experiment by Google. By holding out on making a formal announcement, the company stands to lose nothing if the project does not meet the expectations of the general public. What people want now more than ever, is an operating system that will be far much better than the android. Perhaps with Google not being too sure if Fuschia will be the solution that people seek, it is best that it does not make a formal announcement that will bind Fuschia to it.

Android is Now the Most Used Operating System on the Web

Android is Now the Most Used Operating System on the Web

Android is Now the Most Used Operating System on the Web

History

The most used operating system in the world of smartphones today was not just an idea or a simple project that was born overnight. It lived through multiple stages until the first Android has seen the light of the day.

The Android logo first came out in 2005 and was named Andy, in honor of its creator, Andy Rubin. It is believed to be inspired by R2D2 of the Star Wars saga, but there are also other hypotheses that may point to a novel by Philip K. Dick titled Do you dream about Androids with electronic sheep? The second option seems more appropriate for the OS name and has been known to be a favorite among the geek crowd for a while.

Android vs iOS (market share)

Within just a few years, the smartphone market boomed across the globe and two important players soon headed the game. The smartphone operating system market is still mostly dominated by these two players – Android and iOS. It seems like the battle of the titans and the world is watching. These two hold a combined whopping 99% of the entire market.

While Apple threatened to take and keep the lead for a while, today the majority of the market, over 86% in fact, is held by Android, although Apple sells at a higher average price. iOS remains a contender, with growth in markets such as Australia, France, Japan and USD, but losing market share in China and Germany, dropping by over 5% and over 3% respectively.

Android growth

Whichever angle Android’s growth is analyzed from, the results and statistics are strong and further growth imminent. One way to see the growth of Android is through the amount of new activations there are in the market of phones and tablets with this operating system. With more than 1.5 million average daily Android activations, and rising, at the date it was estimated that the growth of activations was around 5% on a weekly basis.

It’s understandable with these numbers why mobile phone software developers are fundamentally devoted to focusing on and propping up their Android apps. If betting among operating systems, the winner is, clearly and hands down, none other than Android. The inspired little green robot continues to see growth in markets that are just now emerging as playgrounds for the mobile industry and there’s no reason to expect the OS to have any less success in these fledgling markets.

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