Google has been working on developing Fuchsia OS for a few years now. Development has ramped up over the past year with rumors pointing to us seeing something this year. Now, according to 9To5Google, the company is getting a little bit of help from Samsung on the operating system.
Samsung will be sharing its file management system with Fuchsia OS
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of aspects to consider when developing an operating system. One such aspect is the file system. The file system is the code that manages how files are stored on the storage device. It separates the files and gives them all specific names so that they can be retrieved. Without it, all of the files would just be a clump of code.
For some time, Samsung has been using its own file management system called F2FS, which stands for “Flash-Friendly File System.” It was spotted as early as the Note 10. Now, it seems that Google will be utilizing that file system for Fuchsia OS. Android intrinsically uses the file system called EXT4. There must be something about F2FS that Google finds better than EXT4
This partnership is written in stone, as the official AUTHOR’s file for Fuchsia OS identifies Samsung as one of the contributors. Other companies may very well contribute to this operating system as it nears its official release.
Fuchsia OS is an operating system being developed by Google from the ground up
For years, the tech world has been hearing about Google’s Fuchsia OS. It was first spotted in 2016, and we’ve been speculating about it ever since. We haven’t seen much development from the project over the past few years. Back in December 2020, however, Google stated that it was opening the project to other developers.
What makes Fuchsia shine is the fact that Google is angling this to be able to run on a variety of devices. Nowadays, you can have a computer, a phone, a tablet, and a smart car dashboard, and they can all be on different software. Google looks to create a software ecosystem with unified software.
What makes Fuchsia different from Android and ChromeOS is the fact that it runs on a different kernel. Android and ChromeOS run on the Linux kernel, while Fuchsia will run on a new kernel called Zircon. There’s no telling if this kernel will provide any benefits to the whole experience.
We’re not entirely sure when to expect Fuchsia to make it onto any devices, but the fact that it has its file system and Bluetooth certification in order, we can bet that it may be coming in the near future.