Google is reportedly working on implementing support for apps written using the Swift programming language to its upcoming Fuchsia OS.
According to a report from AndroidPolice, a new pull request was created by a Google employee to add support for Apple’s programming language to Fuchsia, allowing apps written in Swift to run on the forthcoming OS that uses a new microkernel called ‘Zircon.’
If this happens then it will be something that developers from both communities could cheer about. It also comes as good news for users who will be able to run more apps on Fuchsia OS, which is currently under development.
Google currently uses an SDK (Software Development Kit) called Flutter to develop apps and user interfaces for its Fuchsia OS, which should be compatible with Google’s Linux based Android OS, as well as Apple’s iOS.
Apple on the other hand uses Swift to compile apps for its iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. What Google plans to do with Fuchsia OS is still unclear, but several reports suggest that the company could use it as a replacement for both Chrome OS and Android in a single, unified operating system for Chromebooks, smartphones, smartwatches and tablets.