Google's mysterious 'Fuchsia' operating system could run Android apps – and it's a huge step to prevent a flop

Business Insider | 4/27/2018 | Antonio Villas-Boas
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Google seemingly added Android app support to its mysterious unreleased operating system called "Fuchsia."

Without Android app support, app developers would need to build new apps for the Fuchsia operating system.

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App developers don't often make apps for less popular operating systems, as shown by the death of Windows Phone.

Google is developing a mysterious multi-device operating system called "Fuchsia," and it looks like the company recently added a feature to the software that could drastically improve its chances of catching on with consumers.

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On Thursday, it was revealed by a member of the XDA Developers forum that Google seemingly added native support for Android apps on Fuchsia. In theory, that means Android apps should be able to run on the Fuchsia operating system without much intervention or tweaking from an app developer. And that's a critical feature.

Letting Android apps run seamlessly on a new operating system will be crucial for Google if it were to replace the Android operating system with the so-called Fuchsia operating system, or even if it wanted to introduce Fuchsia as an alternative to Android.

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App developers have shown they're not so willing to create separate versions...
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