While the new operating system Fuchsia is in development, but it does not prevent us to make a first look at its structure and functionality.
In August it was reported that Google is developing a new operating system Fuchsia. Now, the network appeared the first screenshots that reveal the interface of the future platform.
Unlike other Google operating systems such as Android and Chrome, Fuchsia Magenta uses the kernel, not Linux. If we believe the project documentation, the platform is designed "for modern phones and personal computers with faster processors, non-trivial amounts of RAM and arbitrary peripheral devices that perform calculations."
Applications and system interface Magenta written using SDK Flutter by Google, which was originally designed to create cross-platform applications for iOS and Android. Dart uses its own programming language. GUI system codenamed Armadillo. Resource Ars Technica compile the source code in the Android SDK, allowing us to look at the design of the future system.
The home screen is made in the form of a list with the image of the profile, time and battery charge indicator in the center. When you click on an avatar, the Quick Settings menu to auto-rotate the switches, flight mode, "Do Not Disturb" mode, and so on. D.
Above is the "History". This item is described in the documentation as "a set of applications that are working to achieve the goals of the user." He reminds multitasking menu in Android. Users can also combine stories into "clusters".
Drag the card of one application to another, you can run the split screen horizontally or vertically. So you can simultaneously open two or more applications.
Under the image of the profile is a search bar and tips, resembling Google Now. The documentation does not indicate the principle of operation of the interface element, perhaps he will be analogous to the launcher.
It should be borne in mind that all of this can change as the Armadillo interface (like the rest of Fuchsia OS operating system) is still in the stage of intensive development. It is also difficult to judge about Google's plans for the new platform whether it is on the Internet of things devices or basic products will, and can, and will replace all Android?