Google's Fuchsia OS will be able to run Android apps

The search giant has confirmed that it is working on the new operating system that is supposed to power everything from smartphones to smart appliances and more.

Unsurprisingly, it looks like Fuchsia will be able to offer support for Android apps right off the bat, based on concrete evidence discovered by 9To5Google in Android's Open Source Project repositories.

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Furthermore, even though at first Fuchsia OS did not come with a user interface of its own, it eventually evolved enough to allow the guys from Hotfixit.net to build it as an.APK package and to install it on an Android device (you can see how that build looked like from the image below or in a YouTube video).

While Google has been (not so) secretly working on a project internally codenamed Fuchsia for at least a couple of years, its development appears to have ramped up recently, with a large team of over 100 engineers rumored to be prepping some sort of an Android replacement. This shows Google is bringing a specially designed version of ART, or Android Run Time, to Fuchsia. The company previously said Fuchsia is just "one of many experimental open-source projects", but didn't indicate a timeline for its release. What matters here is that the entire collection of Android apps available in Google Play will be compatible with any Fuchsia device. It could run in a Linux virtual machine, or it could merely replace Linux kernel calls with equivalents from Fuchsia's Zircon kernel. Developers can use the SDK to make Fuchsia apps. If it is indeed slated to be the successor of Android then a new commit is telling us that the mysterious OS could very well support Android applications in a similar fashion to Chrome OS. "These targets are used to build ART for Fuchsia". Google will, hopefully, share more info regarding the progress during its Google I/O 2019 later this year.

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