A new finding in the Android Open Source Project has confirmed the presence of a special feature that will allow Google’s upcoming Fuchsia OS to support Android apps.
Yes, the mentioned OS from Google will be able to run Android apps via Android Runtime. With this feature, the Fuchsia OS joins the Chrome OS.
The OS will create a new package (specially designed version of Android Runtime) with .far extension, making the Android apps function on any platform. The memo found on Android’s Open Source Project website says, “They differ from usual Android devices as they do not target specific hardware. They will produce a fuchsia package (.far file)…”
The exact method by which Google is going to execute it is still not clear but I guess, it won’t be too long before we actually see a demo.
The Fuchsia OS with this special feature to run Android apps is going to offer a flexibility to the users. They will be able to switch between the platforms without worrying about losing access to their favorite apps.
For those who have been living under the rock, Fuchsia OS has been making to the stories since 2016 when the world first came to know about Google’s plan for this new operating system. Out of very few things we know at this time, the important one is that this OS is not based on Linux or any other tech known till now.
The Search Engine giant is working on a completely new platform which is can run on an ARM machine as well as a x86 processor on Desktop. It looks like that versatility is going to be the prime feature here and the news I just shared is adding to the same story.
What do you think?