Try Google’s New Fuchsia OS on Your Android Right Now


Fuchsia, a new mobile operating system Google’s working on. It’s a mobile operating system, and it uses Google’s own Flutter SDK for its apps and UI. Unlike Android or Chrome OS, Fuchsia uses a microkernel instead of the full Linux kernel. This means that it is possible to compile and run Armadillo on an Android device. Microkernels are perhaps the future of mobile operating systems.

The interface is built around a card-based system like Google Now. So, instead of showing only relevant information, it shows you apps. It also reminds us of the recent apps screen on Android. And also shows some information based cards like Google Now. Armadillo allows for these cards to be dragged around and to be used in split-screen mode or a tabbed interface. Kyle Bradshaw has even put up the APK online for you. So, let’s try out!

Download and Install the APK

Download Armadillo APK from here.

Check if you have enabled “Unkown Sources” on your phone. In case you haven’t, go to Settings > Security > Device Administration > Unknown Sources > Turn Toggle on.

Go find the downloaded apk and tap it, next install it.

When the installation is done. Open Armadillo on your phone

You will now see Fuchsia’s main UI with a card-based interface.

All these cards are empty, you can swipe down to the bottom to check out how Google Assistant interface would look like on the new OS.

Everything has a material design on Fuchsia, which is clean and speedy. Suggestions layout is also card-based with no content. You can see the screenshots.

The “Story Alpha” card has got nice layout that puts all the important functions like Battery percentage, WiFi, Signals, Volume, Settings, Airplane Mode, and Screen Rotation at one place.

Armadillo is only the SystemUI portion of Fuchsia, an operating system that’s very much in the early stages of development. The interface will most likely change in the near future since Google hasn’t made any official announcements regarding Fuchsia.

Now, what do you think? It completely different from Android, Right? Share your thoughts in comment section. 

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