Fuchsia OS is Google’s operating system that remains under constant development. Although it was released on some devices, such as Nest speakers, never ended being part of the main plans of the Mountain View company.
Despite the passage of years and the fact that a high position raised expectations, the future of Fuchsia OS does not look too good. In fact, the upcoming news is not positive at all.
Massive Google layoffs affect Fuchsia, and that’s how the OS’s future is shaping up
Following the news in which Google announced the mass dismissal of several of its employees, the well-known media The New York Times clarified how this personnel movement affected the Fuchsia OS team. Specifically, up to 16% of Fuchsia OS’s team of 400 employees have been laid offgreatly affecting the development of the operating system.
“Over time, Fuchsia will be used as the operating system on devices when they are manufactured in factories,” commented Google a few days ago.
The news is not encouraging and it’s a shame because Fuchsia was like a winning project, within the company. As they say, the development was long, but at least it had managed to debut. According to 9to5Google, the system was going to welcome a new device, moreover, there are indications that Google has accelerated the development
Google itself had an oversight and mistakenly disclosed a document with business plans. In this, the company said that one of the goals is to have a solution ready by the first quarter of 2023. We don’t have more information on this, nor do we know from what device it will be. The intentions for Fuchsia OS went all the way this year, but we bet that this “solution” will be postponed.
this good news they seemed like a ray of hope to see Fuchsia OS on other devices soon such as mobiles or computers, but the development team seems to have been the direct target of the layoffs, influencing more fiercely than in the other divisions.
For now, we just have to wait. it is unclear how this may affect development in the near future. Google hasn’t spoken either, and we doubt it will. The fate of Fuchsia OS turns again, and this time to the dark side.
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