Google's Fuchsia gets card-based Interface for Managing Multiple Apps



Google "Fuchsia", an operating system based on a new kernel called Magenta, running Dart, a general-purpose programming language originally developed by Google, is now beginning to take shape with a user interface, dubbed Armadillo, which features card-based design for managing multiple apps.

Fuchsia is Google's only OS running outside the Linux kernel, with the duo of Android and Chrome OS all based on the Linux kernel.

It's digression is perhaps because the operating system is specifically for embedded hardware, especially in the case of embedded devices like car dashboards or GPS units, as Linux kernel can impact performance and may cause some problems.

The new UI, which was originally developed by Kyle Bradshaw of Hotfixit.net, allows cards to be dragged around and used in a split-screen mode.

While Google has made the code public, Fuchsia is still shrouded in mystery as to its actual intent, and most developers are reluctant to devote the time in building, organizing, and compiling it.

Albeit, building a new mainstream operating system can be pretty hard, given that there will always be room for improvement in areas like security, responsiveness and battery consumption.
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