During the opening of the I/O 2019 conference many expected that in addition to announcing the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL, Google would also present to the world all the details of its Fuchsia OS. However, the company did not even touch the subject during the main presentation.
This disappointed some of the most enthusiastic users, as several details about this new system had leaked previously. In pursuit of this audience, the Verge staff questioned Hiroshi Lockheimer, chief of Android and Chrome, on the subject.
The executive’s response was that Fuchsia is a very experimental operating system whose long-term goal is not yet clear even for Google. So the search giant’s goal at the moment is to strengthen Android and even Chrome OS.
Even so, the executive said that Fuchsia is being thought of as a universal system that adapts to the most diverse devices. This way, the user can have a good experience on smartphones, computers and smart devices:
“We’re looking at what a new take on an operating system could be like. And so I know out there people are getting pretty excited saying, ‘Oh this is the new Android,’ or, ‘This is the new Chrome OS,'” Lockheimer said. “Fuchsia is really not about that. Fuchsia is about just pushing the state of the art in terms of operating systems and things that we learn from Fuchsia we can incorporate into other products.”
With this explanation, we can say that it will take a long time for the Fuchsia to be made available to the public. So, there are only the most enthusiastic users to have a lot of patience, since, as Lockheimer himself says, not even Google knows what the new operating system is proposing.