But however bold and big this project will get before commercially materializing, wide-scale adoption is going to be tricky to pull off, which is why Fuchsia absolutely needs to be compatible with the large number of Android apps out there. It rarely happens that there's a new operating system kernel is being developed as it requires tons of work. By the fact it will run Android applications, Fuchsia will join the likes of Chrome OS, which is capable of doing the same thing. Google likely lost more than $50 million in app store fees as a result of the decision, TechCrunch reported. Some suspect it destined to replace Android, while others believe it will be for something entirely different.
An update to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) spotted by 9to5Google has confirmed that a version of the ART runtime that powers Android will be a part of the new system, meaning that existing apps will continue to work.
Earlier reports suggested that the OS will be cross-platform, so it will be able to run on PCs, tablets, and phones.
What is Google Fuchsia OS? This unique version of ART will be installable on Fuchsia OS devices using a.far file (which looks to be Android's equivalent of an APK file).
When that will be is still unclear however; right now, the suggestion is that Fuchsia will begin running on smart home devices in the next three years, with a full public release arriving within the next five. We are hoping that Fuchsia will become official in 2019, and that users will be able to start using it, but who knows, we'll just have to wait and see what will happen.