There is a mystery and we have all been unaware of its whereabouts. Google has secretly started to work on a new operating system but no one has any idea what’s it for. Yes, a completely new operating system. The project is known as Fuchsia, and has everyone excited. Whether it will be on mobile devices, laptops or PCs, the real story is yet to come.
What is Fuchsia?
According to sources, Fuchsia OS is a real-time operating system (RTOS) under progress, specially developed by Google. It was first found out as a mysterious code on GitHub in August 2016. Fuchsia is a relatively small OS intended for embedded systems and based on a new microkernel called Zircon, when compared with other Google-developed operating system, such as Chrome and Android, which are Linux based. Upon further inquiry, it was discovered that Fuchsia also has the capability to run on universal devices.
However, why the need for fuchsia? Some people say it could be used to unify both Chrome OS and Android into one single OS, whereas other think it could be used to power hardware like Google’s On Hub router or third-party IOT devices.
The core code behind the operating system is built on Magenta, a microkernel that is for use in embedded systems. In addition, both the code’s developers- Christopher Anderson and Brian Swetland, who posted the code as one of their mysterious project on GitHub, are experts in embedded systems and technology, both working for Google. The code is lightweight and targets modern phones and computers that use fast processors and non-trivial amounts of RAM.
Fuchsia, whenever officially released, will bring a new wave of technology into gadgets. Evidences say that it will also support IOT platforms and augmented reality interfaces, which will be much more than just Wi-Fi connecting gadgets.
Fuchsia OS Testing
Before its release, Google is testing Fuchsia OS on its Google Pixelbook, the standard device for Google’s Chromebooks. The Pixelbook is the most flexible of all devices, and it make sense for it to be used as a testbed for Google’s new invention, even though it is still not officially confirmed what Fuchsia OS is purposely designed for.
The Future of Fuchsia
We don’t really know what the secret really is, until it is officially disclosed. Nevertheless, the speculations show that Fuchsia isn’t going to be any normal operating system. It will be the future. Since it will only be dealing with the new and improved devices combined with modern-day hardware, Fuchsia will be open source and easier to use. From what we know, it is currently being tested and soon there will be further announcements on its release. It is just about time, until Fuchsia will be bursting all over the place.