Google has been developing an alternative operating system called Fuchsia. According to Bloomberg, the latter should ultimately replace Android and all other platforms of the US firm. The information was denied by the latter.
Google has been working for several years on a new platform supposed to unify Android and Chrome OS, the two main operating systems of the company.
Fuchsia OS has been much talked about in recent months and it is obviously not close to change.
According to Bloomberg report on Thursday, some Google employees have in fact the idea to replace Android by Fuchsia in the future more or less close. Even more interesting, the latter would not wish to be limited to a particular type of phone.
In fact, they intend to use Fuchsia everywhere, from smartphones to computers to connected objects.
However, nothing would be done yet and the discussions would be going well internally. For its part, Google responded to Bloomberg that Fuchsia was a simple project developed internally for no specific purpose.
According to the same source, the system development team now has more than 100 people. That’s not all, because Google would have even asked Matias Duarte (designer for Android) to contribute to the development of the system interface and Sundar Pichai himself would support the project.
Bloomberg is not content to designate Fuchsia as the replacement for Android. Our colleagues believe that the changeover will be made by 2025.
The information shot a lot in the hours following the publication of the article and it quickly came to the ears of Google.
CNET spokesman said that the company has no specific plan for Fuchsia and there is no question of replacing Android for the moment. Of course, if Google really intended to replace its OS for tablets and phones.platform with another product in a few years, then it would have no interest in confirming it so early.
Android is indeed not a project carried by a single company and the firm has many partners, partners who could see this change a very bad move.