A few weeks ago, there was some major hype surrounding a project from Google named “Fuschia”. Naturally, with Google I/O taking place after this big “leak”, there was bound to be some type of response by Google and it came from Google’s VP of engineering for Android, Dave Burke.
During yesterday’s Android Fireside Chat, Burke was asked “how does Fuchsia relate to Android”, leaving a lot of us sitting on the edge of our seats. However, the answer was what you would expect from someone speaking on behalf of Google.
Here’s his answer in full:
How do you spell Fuchsia? Fuchsia is an early stage experimental project. We, you know, we actually have lots of cool early projects at Google. I think what’s interesting here is its open source, so people can see it and comment on it. Like lots of early stage projects it’s gonna probably pivot and morph. There’s some really smart people on it, people we’ve worked with who are great. and so, kind of exciting to see what happens. But it’s definitely a diff– sort of independent project to Android. and yeah, that’s basically it.
In summary, it’s another open-source Google side project that will likely never see the light of day. Or Burke could have just been trying to throw everyone off the scent of something bigger in the works. It’s also important to note that Fuchsia has been in the works for the better part of 6 months, but a working APK gave everyone some excitement, but don’t get your hopes up.
Either way, this is the best non-answer that you’re going to get for now. So let us know in the comments what you actually think Fuchsia could be morphed into, whether it be for our mobile devices or something else.
[Android Police | Android Developers]