Google is developing OS Fuchsia targeting IoT devices and desktop

Google is developing OS Fuchsia targeting IoT devices and desktop

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Google is working on an Operating System named Fuchsia that will support a wide range of devices including IoT devices and desktop. According to Android Police, Google is working on this since 2016.

This is a complete Open Source project and Google has released full documentation on its working, installation and supported devices. According to documentations device support Acer Switch 12, Intel NUC, and Google Pixelbook. These are the target devices that can be used for testing the operating system. Documentation also tells the process of installing Media, Paving and troubleshooting.

While most of the desktop Operating Systems are having linux based kernel, Fuchsia is using new microkernel called “Zircon”, derived from “Little Kernel”, a small operating system intended for embedded systems.

In May 2017, Tech magazine Ars Technica wrote about Fuchsia’s new user interface, an upgrade from its command-line interface at its first reveal in August, along with a developer writing that Fuchsia “isn’t a toy thing, it’s not a 20% project, it’s not a dumping ground of a dead thing that we don’t care about anymore”. Multiple media outlets wrote about the project’s seemingly close ties to Android, with some speculating that Fuchsia might be an effort to “re-do” or replace Android in a way that fixes problems on that platform.

Google is focusing on AI and IoT these days and developing wide range of products using these technologies. However, Fuchsia is not going to replace Chrome OS but will work as a separate Operating system.