No one should be surprised that recently Google “introduced” the successor to Android as we know it, with a view to show more details in the next Google I / O 2017. Some details were leaked last year, when it was little more than a command line OS, but now they have provided it with an official name: Google Fuchsia.
The operating system seems to be very advanced. This is software that, unlike Android and Chrome OS, is not based on Linux. Apparently, Google has created a new internal microkernel that they are calling Magenta and it will make Google Fuchsia the nerve center of “modern phones with fast processors and non-trivial amounts of RAM.”
From the leaked details we found out that Google Fuchsia now has a fully interactive interface called Armadillo, which is drastically different from anything we’ve seen before. For all those who want to try it, Kyle Bradshaw of HotFix.net has compiled Armadillo in a demo application so that all users can get the firsthand experience of these initial features of Google Fuchsia.
As you can see in the video, Google Fuchsia is still something like Android, as the switches, buttons and sliders remind us of the company’s current operating system for mobile devices. However the same video shows enough differences so that more advanced users will come to try this software on their mobile.
How to test the Google Fuchsia interface on your mobile
The package containing the Armadillo interface allows you to maintain a first contact with a user system that appears to be a large vertical scroll page with space reserved for “cards” (or perhaps applications?). There is no back button or multitasking, we simply find a start button that shows the user’s profile.
Of course, even if there is no button dedicated to multitasking, it does not indicate that this option is not present in Google Fuchsia, since it can be activated by pressing one card and combining it with another. On paper it may seem strange but when it comes to trying it firsthand it is the most simple and useful OS.
If you want to see Armadillo in action, you can upload it to your Android device by downloading the APK from the interface and having that first contact with Google Fuchsia before the company provides more details of the software at its next developer conference that would be held in a few weeks.