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What is the future of tablets?


Android, Chrome OS or Fuchsia OS: what is the future of tablets?

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January 19, 2018

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When yesterday we talked about Android P, we commented a little step that Google I was testing in the Pixelbook your new operating system, Fuchsia OS. Well, yesterday afternoon we had the opportunity to take a first look at the video confirming that its development is progressing quite a bit. We show you what could be the future of the current Android tablets.

Fuchsia OS: a new look at the operating system on which Google works

Indeed, it is not just that Google is testing with Fuchsia OS in the Pixelbook internally, but in Ars Technica They have also been able to install it in their unit and make the results public, which has given us the opportunity to take a new look, with endless catches and video.

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The most interesting novelty regarding that first demonstration of Fuchsia OS What we could bring you last summer is that this time it has not been installed on Android, as if it were an app, but it is running directly on the Pixelbook. As you can see, there are still many apps that are not operational but, considering that only a few months have passed, for a project that started from scratch, it seems that progress is being made at a very good pace.

Very promising for tablets

Although it seems that Fuchsia OS would end up replacing both Android like Chrome OSIn order to unify all formats in terms of operating system, it is clear that special emphasis is being placed on sections that will especially benefit tablets and hybrids, something we had already seen in the first demonstration.

For example, it seems that support has been given priority for keyboards and mice, fully operational in this second demonstration and, as before, it is still appreciable that the multitask It has a leading role, with a very flexible multiventa system that should allow us to work with several open applications at the same time without any complications.

Android, Chrome OS or Fuchsia?

Seeing how fast he is moving forward Fuchsia and the potential it has for these formats, it is inevitable to think that this is the true future of the current Android tablets. On the other hand, there is not much doubt that, in the short term, the immediate successor is Chrome OS, as evidence that is already in the Pixelbbok and constantly retouched lately to improve its compatibility with Android and better adapt to touch screens. It seems strange that Google He may be taking so much trouble for something destined to become obsolete soon.

The question, of course, is how long it will take Fuchsia OS in becoming a reality and to what extent we can say that it is something that will happen «soon». Even with all the enthusiasm it can arouse to see their progress, it is clear that there is still much work to be done. In ArsTechnica they conclude by reminding us that Android He needed five years of development and that for this new project two go for the moment and that, starting from scratch as he does, could require even more.