According to a recent report, Samsung may be preparing for a future where its smartphones will no longer run the Android operating system. Instead, it will run a new operating system that has been under development in Google’s laboratories for a number of years. If you’ve been following it, you probably know … yes, we’re talking about fuchsia. Earlier this year it was announced that Samsung had contributed to the development of Fuchsia. Now, a new report suggests that Samsung may have taken a few steps forward and decided to leave Android behind. The company will work on making Fuchsia its alternative to Android, but that may take a few more years. (over @ dohyun854).
As reported by the folks at SamMobile, this won’t happen from a single night to a new day. According to the sources, it will take a few years for Samsung to adopt this new open source operating system from Google. This is likely to coincide with other companies as well. In the past, reports have suggested that Fuchsia was touted as Google’s alternative for Android. Right now it’s too early to say whether Fuchsia OS will come with One UI or any other proprietary skin from Samsung. The open source nature of the operating system means the Korean company could easily apply its skins and features to Fuchsia.
Samsung won’t be the only company switching to fuchsia
The transition is not a coincidence. As mentioned earlier, this is all part of Google’s master plan to move to a new platform. Unlike Android OS, Fuchsia doesn’t use the Linux kernel code, but a new code called Zircon. The search giant develops fuchsia for a variety of intelligent products, from wearables to smartphones, tablets, computers and IoT. It has already been used as a pilot run for the Nest Hub.
As mentioned earlier, Samsung may not be the only company leaving Android. If Google makes Fucshia a viable alternative to Android, it will be at the forefront with its Pixel smartphones that ship with the new operating system. As a result, we may see other companies jumping on board. Just like with Thanos, switching to what Google offers will be inevitable.
If Samsung has any insight into how Fucshia is evolving, the company may have some edge over its competitors. The Korean company will get acquainted with the new operating system early on, and that early start could be key for the company to stay ahead of the curve in a new non-Android era.
It’s interesting to see that Samsung is still betting on Google instead of trying to build its own operating system from scratch. In the past, the company tried to develop Tizen OS for its smartphones, but it turned out to be a failure. In fact, companies trying to ship their own operating system haven’t had much success.