Every few months we hear a few about the Fuchsia operating system, which is no longer a secret of Google. The project is open source and was published for the first time at GitHub in August of 2016.
Google did not bother to officially announce Fuchsia, but has talked about the project a few times. It also grows on an open platform, so nothing is hidden.
We recently started to see titles for Fuchsia, when Bloomberg reported yesterday that the development team, (which currently numbers more than 100 developers), has one main goal: to create a single operating system that could replace Android and Chrome OS, but also power all of Google's smart home devices.
The Bloomberg Reported and a timetable: Fuchsia-powered home appliances will be featured in three years, and replacing today's operating systems (Android and ChromeOS) with laptops and phones will take place in five years.
Hmmm, let's clear something according to what we know to date: Fuchsia is not going to replace Android or Chrome OS in five years, just like Google does not want to merge Android with Chrome OS. These time frames are merely goals, large goals that give a direction, and do not necessarily lead to achievement.
The company has stated or probably has not stated:
"Fuchsia is one of Google's many experimental open source projects" and "We do not provide additional details about the project at this time."
If we look at it like another Google experiment instead of creating a new operating system that will replace all of today's functional ones, it is very likely that the company will use Fuchsia pieces. That is, parts of the code for the design, and user interfaces. But the most important thing is learning the construction of an operating system from scratch.
I'm not saying that Fuchsia OS is not going to have a future, just do not expect to see it soon.
One Bloomberg source describes the Fuchsia project as "a senior programmer employment program". It makes a lot of sense, as 100 developers in a project to build an operating system is probably funny. However, the project gives way to 100 developers working, learning and developing an operating system on Google, instead of Apple, Microsoft or Amazon.
Functional Fuchsia is an experiment until Google declares it is not.