Samsung may be working on parting away from Android and replace it with Fuchsia OS, but this change will likely take a few years, reports PhoneArena.
Earlier, there were reports about Samsung’s possibility to adopt Google's Fuchsia OS in the future. At that point, it wasn't clear whether the South Korean giant was preparing to use it as an operating system for its smartphones. Android has been the most dominant smartphone OS over the past several years, controlling close to three-quarters of the global smartphone OS market. It's sheer dominance gives us a sense of irreplaceability to Google, which owns and operates the Android system. Google has been developing its open-source Fuchsia operating system since 2016 and the first-gen Nest Hub smart display was the first product to receive an update to this platform in 2021. This operating system is aimed to be used for a wide range of devices and comes with certain advantages over Android, like easy updates. What is Fuchsia OS? To explain in simple words, it is a common place where Google’s two different operating systems - Android and Chrome OS meet. It is a simpler operating system built from scratch and is designed to work with varied devices – phones, tablets, laptops, IoT devices and more. Thus making it easy for different devices to communicate with each other. Google has been working on Fuchsia OS for some time and only very recently made it public. It is currently powering the Nest devices as well. Google feels that Fuchsia OS is the futuristic OS that can help it achieve what Apple has done with iOS and macOS. It aims to offer users a seamless app experience regardless of what form factor they are interacting with. From what we know, the current Android apps will work with Fuchsia OS. It uses a card-based user interface and is loaded with Google’s Material design that we have seen on most Google products off late. Past demonstrations have shown Fuchsia OS running on smartphones in which the home page is completely ditched for faster app switching. The tech giant has been working on the project since 2016 and has also released its update on Google’s first-generation smart display device Nest Hub. Google looking to expand its next-gen OS to other form factors
Previously, Google had thought about migrating Android and Chrome devices, including Pixel smartphones, to Fuchsia in 2018. The company had a goal to make this possible within the next five years. Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer hinted that the smart home was just the beginning of this new platform in 2019. Samsung's collaboration in the OS was evident when it started helping in its development some time back. Google's plans to spread this platform across more smart devices and other form factors also became clear when it started posting job listings a few months earlier.