Google Is Working on a New OS Called Fuchsia
Cernescu Andrei / 4 years ago
Google’s operating systems, namely Android and Chrome OS, are quite popular in their own right, but they are each designed to work on specific platforms. Even though there’s nothing wrong with that, it looks like the tech giant is currently working on a brand new operating system that would actually work on all devices, which definitely sounds intriguing, to say the least. This versatile OS is named Fuchsia, and what makes it stand out among its peers is that it is not based on the Linux Kernel but on the new Magenta Kernal, which was designed to compete with commercial embedded operating systems such as ThreadX and FreeRTOS.
Apparently, the Fuchsia OS supports 32-bit and 64-bit ARM CPUs as well as 64-bit PCs, and it makes use of Google’s own Dart programming language and Flutter user interface framework. Even though the company has not announced the OS officially at the time of writing, sources indicate that two of Google’s engineers have already confirmed several details about it. What’s important is that Fuchsia was designed from the ground up to be open source, which is probably why we managed to find out about it so early in its development. Whether it will be implemented to power Internet of Things devices exclusively or it will replace Android and Chrome OS entirely, it remains to be seen.