Google is working on a new operating system named Fuchsia

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Google is working on a new operating system named Fuchsia
Google is working on a new operating system named Fuchsia

‘Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (A New Operating System).’

Here’s a puzzle: Google appears to have started work on a completely new operating system, but no one knows quite what it’s for. The project’s name is Fuchsia, and it currently exists as a growing pile of code on the search giant’s code depository and on GitHub, too. The fledgling OS has a number of interesting features, but so far Google has yet to comment on its intended function. All we really know is that this looks like a fresh start for Google, as the operating system does not use the Linux kernel — a core of basic code that underpins both Android and Chrome OS.

So what is Fuchsia for? There have been a number of suggestions. Some people think it could be used to “unify” Chrome OS and Android into a single operating system (a plan that was first rumored last year, with the new OS said to be scheduled for a 2017 release), while others say it could be used to power hardware like Google’s On Hub router or third-party Internet of Things devices.

 

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