More details on Google's Android OS replacement revealed

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More details on Google's Android OS replacement revealed

Until today, there were several discussions around whether Fuchsia OS will support Android apps. Epic Games, the maker of the hit video game "Fortnite", past year bypassed Google Play altogether by letting players download the Android version of the app directly.

Earlier, it was rumored that the Fuchsia OS will be capable of running Android applications and now we have a confirmation for the same from Google. It says that Fuchsia Device Targets are used to build ART (Android Runtime) for Fuchsia, and both arm64 and X86_64 architectures are mentioned in the listing.

9to5Google have reported the change, posted to Android's Gerrit source code management, in which Google entered previously unknown details into the Android Open Source code to explain what the "device/google/fuchsia" repository is now intended for.

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Like Windows and OS X, Fuchsia sits on top of a in-house developed microkernel called Zircon as opposed to the current Linux-based Android and Chrome OS. Now it seems, that Android-app support will indeed be coming to the upcoming OS, thanks to a new change found in the Android Open Source Project.

We already know that Google is working on a successor to Android.

Because of that modular structure, it can be slipstreamed to run on everything from a Raspberry Pi to a mainframe and all points in between, making it sound on paper, exactly what Microsoft and Canonical have hoped to do with their operating systems in previous years. Google will, hopefully, share more info regarding the progress during its Google I/O 2019 later this year. Instead, Google is implementing the ability to use Android apps on Fuchsia. Google would have to convince millions of developers to build apps for Fuchsia devices that probably won't have a lot of popularity at launch, so it's kind of a big problem for the company.

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