After more than a couple of years holding his leg, it seems to confirm that Fuchsia will support a wide range of Android apps in the native way. Fuchsia is Google's latest project in the quest for an alternative operating system – and it's open – ranging between the Chrome OS and Android.
It will do so with the help of runtime executable environment -Art-that joins Android since 2014, according to new changes in Android open source software-AOSP- followed by 9to5Google. According to these, Fuchsia will be ready to run Android applications through a specific version of ART.
We've already seen some references in AOSP repositories that indicated the intersection of intentions between the two platforms. Now, through the new modification, it's clear that the next Google operating system will use a version of ART to move Android apps, both in ARM architectures and in the classical desktop known – among other names – like AMD64.
To do this, just as Android uses the .apk extension of APK files for application installation, Fuchsia will have extension packages ".far". It is not yet clear how the implementation environment will look and, as we anticipated, the Linux kernel will be completely left behind with equivalent calls to the "micronucleus" zircon or if it is completed virtualization through the Machine, the system of the Fuchsia virtual machine.
What seems obvious, at this point, is that Google needs to use the huge potential you have hundreds of thousands of applications available to start your next OS. Android today is the most widespread operating system – mobile and non-mobile – in the world. Therefore, this is the road that seems to have paved the way more.
Your presentation, closer
Two and a half years after knowing the first knowledge about Google's development from Google, there are still no official news about when it can be presented to the public. Google has several dates marked with programmers' conferences in their calendar Google I / O in early summer, the hardware recovery event and new Pixel phones, as well as the Android Developer Summit in November. Although most likely for this release will be during Google I / O, sometimes those from Mountain View choose to break the molds and present some of their news outside these major events.
Some claim it is intended to replace Android. Without going so far, Fuchsia focuses on scalability, which can be a system that unites the interfaces of mobile devices, tablets and computers. With the latest pixel 3, Pixel Slate came out that Chrome OS on board does not seem to have the most coveted critique. Maybe Fuchsia will change.