Start with a small excursion into history. In the distant or not so 2016, Google has created an operating system called Fuchsia. The whole point of this act was that all the old OS from the search giant (Chrome OS, Android OS gadgets Chromecast) was based on the Linux OS. It was convenient for Google, as Linux is a freely distributed system, but Google has already used to creating their own OS based on it. Together with all the advantages of Linux also had drawbacks – such as the inability to create on its basis a functional operating system for the onboard car computer or GPS. Realizing how much it limits it, Google decided to create its own OS that can be installed on any device, and called it Fuchsia.
Fuchsia new operating system based on kernel Magenta, as once Android was based on Linux kernel. Magenta herself was also created then to be able to function identically on any device, be it a computer or a smartphone. Fuchsia was written on Flutter SDK using Dart as their primary programming language. Also in the system was claimed to support both 32-bit and 64-bit mobile ARM processors, and desktop 64-bit processors.
For a long time OSes Fuchsia had no friendly visual interface, and all interaction with her was via command line. Then Google introduced a new interface of its OS and named it Armadillo. In the system were involved Escher, a special tool to draw the interface, which supports a diffuse light, soft shadows, smooth gradients and other visual effects that are available using OpenGL or Vulkan. In terms of design Fuchsia is very much like the modern Material Design.
Running on the Fuchsia smartphone with a front end Armadillo many of its functions by the experience of interaction with the system resembling Android. The main screen is a vertical list with profile picture, time and battery indicator in the center. When you click on the profile picture there is something similar to the curtain in Android, where there are switches for auto-rotate, mode “do Not disturb”, “airplane Mode” and so on.
Above the profile picture was the so-called “History” that were analogous to the Windows multi-tasking in Android and other mobile OSes. If the “Story” to move one thumbnail to another application, open the split screen mode and the user could see on the screen at once two applications are running. If you re-open the case and move on the first two applications third that they have already held an approximate 33% of the entire screen. Even at the system’s interface had a special panel with Google Now and that’s all the basic visual chips Fuchsia ended.
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