Fuchsia OS, the Google operating system that is neither Android nor Chrome OS, is becoming increasingly functional. The open source operating system, which Google really does not want to talk about, recently added support for the Pixelbook as a test device, and now the former student of AP and Ars Technica editor Ron Amadeo has made it work in one.
Work in Fuchsia started in the first half of 2016 and has progressed at a steady pace. We had had a first glimpse of the operating system in action a few months ago, and although it was still very difficult at the edges, it was enough to get a general idea of the new user interface of & # 39; Armadillo & # 39 ;. However, that was little more than a proof of concept: it was actually just a hacked version of the Fuchsia system user interface compiled into an APK and running on Android. This time, Ron Amadeo has made the Fuchsia operating system really work on compatible hardware, so now we have a much more complete picture.
The menu & # 39; Recent & # 39; in Fuchsia
Since Fuchsia is designed to work on both computers and portable devices, there is the option to run it in "portable" or "phone" mode. Things like the brightness sliders and the airplane mode switches are all there but they do not really work, and Ron could not make Wi-Fi work. There is also a lot of work to be done with the Fuchsia interface: for now, applications can only be launched through searches, and there are no app icons to talk about. Even so, the operating system as a whole seemed to work impressively for something that has not even two years.
Fuchsia operating in "phone" mode
If you are interested in getting a deeper insight into the current state of Fuchsia's development, I recommend visiting Ars & # 39; s article in the source link below. It's worth reading and may or may not give us a clue about what we might expect to see on Android or Chrome OS in a few years.