Google is already working on to "kill" Android . And by that, I mean replacing it with a more versatile operating system that would work on mobile devices, smart devices, computers and just about everything else. Under the code name Fuchsia, the operating system should be much easier to update for Google and could make readers forget the time they had been waiting for months to use the latest mobile operating system Google. In addition, Fuchsia should also run all current Android applications, which would ease the transition to Fuchsia devices for everyone, including Google, its customers and developers. We've learned that the Android provider whose flagship devices you can not even buy helps Google test Fuchsia on existing phones.
Available in many markets, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the most exciting Android phone on the market. year, considering all the new features it has to offer compared to the competition. But the Mate 20 Pro is not officially available in the US (although you can get it on Amazon now ) and the same goes for any other Android smartphone sold by Huawei.
But Huawei's engineers have already started Zircon, the core of Fuchsia, on the Honor Play smartphone, powered by the Kirin 970 processor. Honor is Huawei's second smartphone brand, and the Kirin 970 is the processor that Huawei has launched. in 2017, the chip that powers various phones, including the P20 and Mate 10.
As you can see in the following screenshot, taken by 9to6Google an engineer from Huawei explicitly mentioned the use of Zircon on a phone that is not manufactured by Google:
This is an important development for Fuchsia because it shows that Google is already working with partners on its future operating system.
Google was on stage during the Mate 20 Pro event stressed the close collaboration between the two companies just days after the launch of his phone Pixel 3. Then Google made an appearance at the SDC18 a few days ago, to talk about Samsung's foldable phone initiative and how future versions of Android will support folding screens. Neither of the two events had anything to do with Fuchsia, as far as the general public is concerned, but it shows that Google works closely with leading Android providers. And folding phones are perhaps the type of devices that will prove the need for a dynamic operating system like Fuchsia. Huawei of course manufactures a foldable phone, which could be powered by the same Kirin 980 as the Mate 20 Pro.
That said, the official arrival of Fuchsia is not expected for another few years. And Google is already working on Android Q behind the scenes, which is the operating system that will power Android phones by the end of next year.