Is Samsung readying to abandon Android?
Next-generation Samsung smartphones may no longer be powered by Android, but rather a new operating system developed by Google during the past few years may be used instead. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Samsung was involved in the creation of Fuchsia; some of you may recall this fact. According to @dohyun854, Samsung may have taken a step forward and opted to abandon Android in favor of Fuchsia.
It will take some time for this change to occur. This new open-source operating system from Google is expected to take a few years to be adopted by Samsung, according to the source. For the time being, it’s impossible to determine if Samsung will be using One UI or another custom skin to accompany Fuchsia OS.
Samsung may already have an advantage over its rivals.
As part of Google’s goal to build a new platform from the ground up, Samsung isn’t the only one making the jump from Android to the new Fuchsia OS. Fuchsia doesn’t use the Linux kernel, but rather a new Zircon-based code.
A wide range of smart devices, including wearables, smartphones, tablets, PCs, and the Internet of Things (IoT), will be able to run Fuchsia. It had already been utilized in a trial run for the Nest hub.
It’s quite unlikely that Samsung will be the only manufacturer to abandon Android in favor of Fuchsia in the next several years, if Google succeeds in making this a reality. If other OEMs don’t follow suit, they will be left behind.
In addition, Samsung may have an advantage over its competitors who aren’t involved in Fuchsia’s development because of this. The early adoption of the new Fuchsia OS by Samsung could be the company’s key to retaining its leadership in the new era of mobile technology.
Don’t expect Android OS to disappear very soon, as the transition will take some time. As scary as it may sound, this may be be for the best. Fuchsia has always been able to fix some of the issues that Android has.