Google is developing a new operating system with the name MicroDroid
Google currently under development called MicroDroid, of course, in fact, said that the new system is based on Android. According to the company’s description, the goal of the MicroDroid system is to support installation and use on any device. The use of any device here may be more similar to cloud game streaming.
That is, Google hopes to turn the MicroDroid system into a cloud operating system, and then users can install applications on the MicroDroid and stream directly to the terminal device through the network.
Does this look more like an Android cloud PC? It may be a bit like, the MicroDroid system is developed based on Android and is extremely streamlined and also supports virtualization deployment.
Google engineers stated in the project file that the MicroDroid operating system is the smallest image developed based on Android, and it is also an extremely streamlined version of the general Android system image.
Supports deployment through virtualization, which is to install and start as a virtual machine image. Google engineers also emphasized that this is an Android-based Linux operating system image.
Therefore, on the whole, MicroDroid is a new version developed based on the Android system. The branch version of the Android system is just different from the focus of the Android system.
According to our guess, Google may want to make the MicroDroid system a secure virtual machine image so that users can deploy it in the server as back-end support.
The application can be run in the cloud-based MicroDroid system and streamed locally so that users can access the application at any time without worrying about potential security issues. Of course, these are just our guesses.
Judging from the current situation, the MicroDroid system should be very similar to cloud computing. The cloud computer runs desktop software while the MicroDroid system naturally runs Android applications.
If the guess is correct, we can connect to the cloud-based MicroDroid through a remote desktop application, and then install the application directly on the MicroDroid and then stream locally.
This means that we can also run Android applications on any device, such as connecting to the MicroDroid system to stream Android applications on Windows 10.
However, as of the moment, the development of the MicroDroid system is still in the early stage. The specific release depends on whether the subsequent development is smooth.