Is Google Fuchsia with Flutter the Future?
Posted on April 08, 2020 by Apeksha Khanna | Blog | Total Hits:
After Flutter, Google’s Fuchsia is increasingly gaining attention. In 2016, Google Fuchsia came to light when Google first uploaded its experimental operating system project on GitHub. Many experts speculated that it is the replacement of Android and Chrome OS. Google didn’t make any clear statement to make Google Fuchsia the next Android. But in the initial assessment made by the technology press, the idea behind Google new operating system was to make it a “universal” operating system, that can run simultaneously on all platform like smartphones, tablets, connected appliances, and smart home devices.
Google Fuchsia is not based on Linux, a platform used by Microsoft and Apple to build universal OS. Linux is a desktop OS which had put software hurdles in the past. To avoid failures, Google built its own Microkernel from scratch called Zircon. Unlike Linux for Chrome OS, Zircon offers improved battery life, performance, and possibly even running on Google’s custom chips.
What interest developers is its clear documentation. Fuchsia OS supports Dart, the same language which is used in the Flutter framework to build seamless applications.
With its amazing support and stages of development, it has become crucial to know about this emerging operating system.
Let’s dive deep to understand what Fuchsia has in coming years.
What is Google Fuchsia for?
Google Fuchsia OS is designed to provide efficient and effective functionality on all platforms. Fuchsia has the ability to run on any CPU architecture. Google’s next three-year plan is to make it running on laptops and PC. Google is also working on IoT to make it omnipresence on smart devices.
Why can Fuchsia replace Android and Chrome OS?
After revealing the home screen design of Fuchsia OS for the Pixelbook, we can think of its future role in replacing Android and Chrome. Google conventional Operating system based on Flutter uses microchips to reduce load, and increase efficiency. Unlike Linux it does not come with pre-installed files which increase load size. Fuchsia is portable and is highly flexible for developers to build softwares from the ground.
Earlier, Google rolled out Android and Chrome open source operating system faced serious challenges of licensing, consumer privacy and security. Therefore, it makes sense for Google to build an operating system that is governed and controlled more by the parent company.
Future with Flutter
Flutter already works smooth on Android and iOS. Knowing that Fuchsia supports Dart language which is used in Flutter, it can be stated that it will easily gel with Fuchsia.
Flutter is known to save cost with its single codebase development and hot reload feature on Android and iOS platform. If the developers use the double power of Flutter and Fuchsia together, they can release apps on all platforms like Smart home devices with minimum investment in record time.
Another benefit of Flutter on Fuchsia will be advance UI elements. Developers can release rich media and Gaming apps for great performance on all platforms.
Fuchsia Special Features
1. Amazing UI
The Material Design on Google OS is one thing that will make you switch. It’s amazing UI components sums up mind boggling backgrounds, notifications, and buttons to build super smooth app. Developers can easily drag, drop and personalize home screen experiences.
2. Assistant Friendly
Google Fuchsia OS is designed to create Google Assistant thus it is more assistant friendly than Android OS. Google Assistant on Fuchsia will fetch more information. It will utilize app drawers, use camera and on-screen API authentication to use features. For instance, if we ask google assistant to set calendar event for the team, it will use google calendar to set a reminder for list of users.
3. Cross Device OS
Google Fuchsia OS is designed to work any devices ranging from smartphones to wearables and laptops to tablets with the same user experience. Its cross-device support enables mobile app developers to build apps once in single codebase and run them on multiple devices.
Mobile Application companies can benefit from this feature. Companies can launch their apps on multiple devices and platforms for their Huge audience set having different OS versions and devices.
How can it Impact App Development Companies?
Currently, mobile app developers don’t have access to the Fuchsia operating system, but, when it will be made available to developers, it will be free and will support language like C++ and Flutter.
Those who have been building apps using Flutter SDK and have earned relevant experience in it will find it easy to switch from Android OS to Fuchsia. Another advantage they will get it is they can access advanced UI elements including 120 FPS animations and volumetric shadows on Fuchsia.
Mobile App Development Companies can embed and learn this new technology to leverage the benefits of build effective, cost-saving apps in single time on all platforms.
As said, Google Fuchsia OS is in the early stages of development. The fuchsia team is working on the project to rollout the new OS soon. The repository is live on GitHub and documentation has been made open to the public to anticipate what developers and app-based companies can get from it. Though we have to wait till Google announce its project release, one thing we can say, it is most likely going to be the successor to Android, Chrome and other operating systems.
You can till then, hire a Flutter Developer to build your app. Flutter is anyway have the added benefit to adapt Fuchsia after its launch.