Hands-on with Fuchsia OS!
So here we go today’s video is sponsored by nvidia geforce. Now the cloud gaming platform that can effectively transform any laptop, desktop, chromebook, smartphone or tablet into a gaming rig without needing to go and build a pc from scratch. Keifos now lets you access your existing game. Libraries from steam, epic games and more meaning you can enjoy some of your favorite titles seamlessly across all of your hardware, stick around to the end of the video to learn more about how gpus now can get you gaming on every device you own. Previously, efforts use fuchsia os haven’t, exactly been a user friendly task. We last gave you an extended glimpse of what was a very early armadillo ui based build of fuchsia back in 2017. That project was cancelled in 2018, but since then the wider fuchsia project has actually grown and is now available on some original nest hub devices in the wild. Clearly, google thinks that fuchsia is ready for prime time. The dahlia os team are behind this project and they have done an exceptional job of turning what would be a long winded process into a slightly less arduous one. The portable fuchsia emulator has helped us, spend some hands on time with an open source portion of fuchsia. Without having to spend hours downloading and building, which is a great bonus, but there are some still some prerequisites here that we’d wager some of you out there won’t have the patience to match.
It’S also important to note that there are some minimum requirements to get their fuchsia emulator up and running on. Your machine you’ll need at least an intel cpu made after 2010, if you do have a dedicated graphics card or a fourth generation intel cpu with integrated graphics. If not, eight gigabytes of ram is, of course, the baseline, while you’ll need to be running ubuntu 20.04 or newer. Otherwise, you might not even be able to launch this pre packed emulator, provided you follow the instructional steps, so you’re, probably asking yourself, should i try fuchsia os’s recent build for myself? Well, honestly, it is hard to suggest that you jump through the numerous hoops well there aren’t that many in the grand scheme of things to get this very early builder fuchsia os running it requires an active linux, build to actually run and even then, unless you are Inquisitive it’s, probably not worth that effort required for the average tech fan out there. We also encountered plenty of issues attempting to use a virtual machine running on windows when trying to get this working, making the entry level a little bit more difficult than it’s, probably worth even after a brief hands on period. It’S immediately clear to us that the developer tools that google has offered up for future might even be a little basic for the most ardent nerd out there. You can’t actually do a great deal at this stage with the ui emulator without a little extra digging.
This is still the publicly available open source code of fuchsia os, though, even though it is ridiculously bare bones compared to what you’re likely used to it’s still fully functional, which is pretty impressive, to say the least warning’s out of the way, though, this is an os That needs a lot of work to be considered usable by the vast majority of people out there. The only major bonuses that we can see is that you don’t need to spend hours compiling a build just to test out for yourself at home. If you are one of the inquisitive types, but you’re probably wondering what can or what you can’t, you do with fuchsia os in this current incarnation. Well, the short answer is not a lot. This emulator is a pre built, fuchsia image that gives you a taste of the kind of things that can be done and there is no gui to speak of it’s just a way to see some of the core features that are likely to be implemented. It’S designed for developers to test their own apps in the right environment, rather than providing anything properly user facing in simple terms, there is a fairly simple web browser that will allow you to open multiple tabs and even multiple instances of that browser plus there’s a terminal Window that can run side by side with the ability to adjust overall screen share within that viewport. You get access to a basic, app launcher.
Here too, there is also the option to ask questions which we assume, as you add modules and add ons you’ll, be able to quickly jump to these modules and add ons yourself as you want or need it’s kind of like a rudimentary search. A system panel also allows you to manage the time date brightness and see, system, information or system resources being used by future os. The terminal does, of course, let you run some terminal applications and internal applications, things like a basic calendar, but of course none of this will be easily accessible to the average person. Google clearly expects only seasoned future team members and developers to know their way around to fully dive in and get properly hands on here. The idea is clearly that if someone builds an app or wants to build an app for future os, they can show that it is capable google isn’t necessarily trying to give that impression at this stage. But there is a potential for developers to build their own apps. That will work on a platform documentation for fuchsia. Os also says that the platform supports dart. That is the same language that is used for the flutter framework for building applications, we’re, hoping that this will help developers out there get apps well under construction realistically that’s. All there is to the fuchsia os emulator ui it’s bare bones, but there are some issues and this is again a work in progress. So don’t expect it to be completely flawless.
That said, you’re probably wondering what’s next for fuchsia os, well, the most obvious home at this stage for future os is in the smart home, starting with some devices in the preview program. The linux based cast os on the first generation nest hub is being replaced with fuchsia armadillo ui was a look at a new interface option, focused on experimental ways of thinking about apps and after armadillo ui was cancelled in 2018. It probably would have been easy to suggest that fuchsia on larger form factors was not going to be a possibility. However, it is still being designed with larger devices like desktops and laptops in mind. Google did not choose to debut fuchsia, though during its google. I o developer conference just a few short weeks ago that suggests that google is still not ready for the average developer to work with fuchsia. Something is easy to gather after a short hands on period with this emulator. Some of you are probably wondering, though, could we see fuchsia on smartphones and tablets? Well, if we do, i think it will be a very long time away, but it will be very interesting to say the least starting life as an os to take care of iot devices, probably isn’t a bad way to take your first steps, but with all that Said let us know if you’d welcomed this move down in the comments section below and what you think so far from what you’ve just seen do we need another os to deal with? As always, though, this is damien with 95 google saying thanks for watching, and i will speak to you later 925.
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