Google does not seem to be satisfied with two operating systems with only Chrome OS and Android. The technology giant is developing third operating systems, Fuchsia OS, believing it is already a "open secret". Earlier, fan had reported the message that Fuchsia OS ran the system UI on Android, and recently, the foreign mediaexposureA video of a segment of Fuchsia OS running on Pixelbook. This time, it is true that Fuchsia OS is run directly on the hardware.
Lock screen interface
The system starts with a lock screen with Android flavor first. The Fuchsia button in the upper left corner can switch the system to each other in the cell phone mode and the notebook mode. In the lower left corner, there are three buttons, "Wi-Fi", "login", "visitor mode".
After foreign media testing, "Wi-Fi" can not be used properly, and click "login" to enter a series of Google accounts of the normal process, but in this case seems to be a demonstration. Can not really login account, only in the "visitor mode" to enter the system.
(the lock screen interface in the notebook mode)
(lock screen interface in mobile phone mode)
(Wi-Fi connection is still not used)
(log in to the Google account, but it's just a demonstration)
After unlocking, it enters the main interface of Fuchsia OS. There is a Fuchsia button in the center of the main interface, and buttons on both sides show time, location, power and Wi-Fi status respectively. The Wi-Fi state is still an unusable demo. At the bottom of the Fuchsia button is a Google Bar with Google search and some message push. Clicking the Fuchsia button will pop up a fast setting panel.
(the main interface in the notebook mode)
(the main interface in mobile phone mode)
(fast setting panel)
It is available to browse the recently used application. When returned to the main interface from the application, the thumbnail of the latest application is displayed on the upper part of the screen. Users can see more recent applications through the up slide, and these thumbnails are displayed in real time.
As on Android, users can completely shut down the application by scavenging the thumbnail. As long as you are applied and dragged to the top, you can start the split screen. There are two modes of vertical and horizontal mode selection.
(the "most recently used program" in the upper half of the main interface)
(up skating can see more recently used programs)
(dragging thumbnails can be divided into screen operations)
(a vertical screen)
(the mode of replaceable split screen again)
Fuchsia is still unable to use the search engine of Google to search, and input keywords in the search bar can only be searched locally. Some of the applications in the search results are available, while some open windows are blank. When you enter a web site in the search bar, you can browse the URL by starting the Chromeless Web browser. And the browser's completion is also very low, and can not even render the external web site well.
(some of the results of local search)
(browsers have a bad effect on the web site)
The completion of other basic applications is also quite low. For example, we only show the chat program that starts the interface, an unusable telephone application, a video player with only a black screen, and even a music application that doesn't work, but just a bunch of code. When some applications are opened, a display picture of the application is displayed directly.
(unavailable telephone applications)
(always a video player on a black screen)
(unformed music applications)
(Google document display pictures)
(Google calendar display pictures)
Though the application of Fuchsia OS is very simple at the moment, we can get more details about UI: after entering the application, there will be an icon to display the power in the lower right corner, while the white dots at the bottom of the center can be returned to the main interface by click.
It's still a long way to go
We can see from all kinds of information coming out that Google didn't limit Fuchsia OS to a handheld device operation system or a notebook computer operation system. Obviously, Google's plan is to build Fuchsia OS into a multi platform operating system.
Although Fuchsia OS has a long way to go, it is only 2 years after all. In order to compete with Apple's iOS, the development of Android has become the top priority of Google. In this case, the birth of Android still took Google 3 years. Furthermore, the development of Fuchsia OS is not based on the 20 - year - old Linux kernel, but based on a new Zircon kernel developed by Google. It can be said that everything starts from zero, but the imaginary space left to the engineer is more broad. And already tired of Android and iOS monopoly of us, what reason do not give him a little more patience?
In this paper, and on the photograph:ArsTechnica