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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Google is secretly creating a new operating system (OS) that’s not based on Linux

Yesterday, TNW reported that Google is building a completely new operating system. As in, not just an upgrade to Android or Chrome OS, but instead, a new system that’s not derived from the Linux kernel.

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Google’s New OS Fuschia

It is called Fuschia. While Google hasn’t officially announced anything related to new OS it released details about the project on GitHub with cryptic description “Pink + Purple == Fuschia (a new Operating System)”

Android Police developer dig deeper into the documentation and found some interesting information, The OS uses a new Magenta Kernal, which is designed to compete with IoT-oriented operating systems like FreeRTOS or ThreadX. There is a difference that Magenta appears designed to scale all the way up to smartphones and desktop computers both.

Languages Used in Fuschia Development

he major language used in development is Dart with Flutter supports and interface will be material design.

That doesn’t necessarily indicate Google has plans for Fuschia beyond IoT devices; with the company creating more IoT hardware like OnHub and Google Home, it might simply want a lighter OS that can work for any future hardware products. Still, the ability to scale up remains exciting, especially as the line between Android and ChromeOS becomes increasingly blurred.

Google is remained quite so far, but Brian Swetland – a senior Engineer at Google who has worked at Android and T-mobile sidekick’s OS mentions that decision was made to build an Open Source OS from start and some details and yet to be finalized.

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