During a podcast with The Verge, Android and Chrome chief Hiroshi Lockheimer finally revealed some additional details about Fuchsia. According to Lockheimer, “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.’ 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.”
However before you get too excited, Lockheimer does state that Google is still very much experimenting with it, so it is unclear as to when we might actually see it. He also goes on to hint that Fuchsia might not necessarily be an operating system for phones. “Think about dedicated devices… right now, everybody assumes Fuchsia is for phones. But what if it could be used for other things?”
We had previously heard that it could take Google about 5 years before they are ready to ship Fuchsia, but we imagine that the scene could be very different then. Perhaps Google might be the one to set it? We’ll have to wait and see.