Google Working on New OS That's Not Android, Chrome OS, or Linux-Related

Google has been quietly working on a new project called Fuchsia, a standalone operating system that has nothing in common with Android and Chrome OS, the company’s own operating systems, but neither with Linux, from where Google previously borrowed some parts of the kernel and used in the Android project.

Before you go googling for the word, Fuchsia is the name of a flower, which also gives the name of a color. This is important because the Fuchsia project itself is described: “Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System)”.

Fuchsia is most likely destined for the IoT market

As for technical details, the project uses a custom kernel called Magenta, based on LK (LittleKernel), a project designed for usage on embedded systems, usually IoT devices.

Google has IoT products on the market like OnHub and Google Home, for which, no doubt wi… (read more)

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