Next week, the software giant is expected to host its annual Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco where it could talk more about the project. Google isn't resting on its laurels - past year the first open source bits of a new Google OS called Fuchsia appeared online.

While Fuchsia is nowhere near ready for public use, it does now have a user interface called Armadillo, and the folks at Ars Technica downloaded and compiled the Fuchsia UI into an Android APK and loaded it onto an Android device. For all those who want to try it, Kyle Bradshaw of has compiled Armadillo in a demo application so that all users can get the firsthand experience of these initial features of Google Fuchsia. Although the company has said anything about why it's developing Fuchsia, the seriousness with which it has approached the project could indicate that Google eventually plans to replace Android and Chrome with Fuchsia.

Images of Google 's new operating system - which is being built from the ground-up and may power the next-generation of smart devices - recently surfaced online.

While a timeline for Fuchsia remains unclear, the OS would be an entirely Google-built product free of Android's dependencies on Linux and the legal problems Java has presented Google. Google as already admitted to Fuchsia OS being compatible across devices - meaning a single OS for smartphones, tablets and laptops or PCs.

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Front and center is the user's profile image which, when tapped, can reveal a handful of quick settings for brightness and volume among others.That menu also has "Log Out" and "More" options, but it's unclear what those will do since nothing is working yet. Now, the OS has its own interface, which is based on card design like Google Now. It seems that Fuchsia OS is the Skynet of the future. The collection of apps or tasks is called "Stories" under Armadillo UI. So, you will be able to watch a video even while booking a cab or writing on the notepad. It's unlikely we'll know more any time soon, either.

This suggests that Fuchsia may not only grow to become a successor to Android, but something new that merges it with the desktop functionality of Chrome OS.

Tapping on the recent apps cards will launch it into full screen mode. This is slightly unsafe for Google as we can see with the recent, and possibly still ongoing Oracle vs Google legal stoush over Java.

Fuchsia could be that combo-operating system. Why do you guys think Google is building Fuchsia? .