Google is developing a new operating system, Fuchsia, that replaces Android. Instead of using the Linux kernel, it uses a microkernel called Zircon, which is designed to run on mobile phones and PCs. It’s unclear what Google has to do with Fuchsia. Fuchsia is an open source operating system, so by tracking code changes we can understand its development progress and observe who is interested in the project.
In the past year, Huawei engineers submitted a series of commits to the Fuchsia project, but there is no indication that the company plans to use Fuchsia. But last week, Huawei engineers revealed that the company is testing Fuchsia on its mobile phone. Huawei Honor Play is the first consumer smartphone to test Fuchsia.