This week we got the chance to find out about a new OS Google is working on. The online world was quite impressed by this news and it seems that the OS will be an open source one, receiving the name of Fuchsia. However, people started wondering whether this move from Google means that it’s going to replace Android and Chrome OS.
Perhaps this is the plan someday. According to Android Police, Fuchsia can also be used as a lighter version of the OS used for devices such as OnHub router or Google Home. A similar move has been made by Samsung in its strategy to bring Tizen OS to the Gear smartwatches.
The Fuchsia OS is attracting attention through the fact that it’s different. Unlike the other systems developed by Google (Chromecasts, Android, Chrome OS), this one is not Linux kernel-based. This means that Fuchsia can run on anything, from phones, Internet of Things devices, Chromebooks to regular PCs.
On the GitHub page for the project you can see that the name for it is just “a new Operating System”. Its documentation shows that it will support both 32 and 64-bits CPUs and also 64-bit PCs based on Intel. Moreover, it also uses the Dart language for programming.
For the moment, Fuchsia seems to be another experiment the Google team is making. Of course, nobody is planning to release it soon, so we will just have to wait and see that are the developers’ plan for the OS. There is also another possibility, that Google might be saving this OS for their future developments. One rumor claims that the new OS might run the Raspberry Pi 3, according to information released by Trusted Reviews. For more information, you can check their official website, but there’s isn’t much to know there either.