Fuchsia operating system
Do you remember of Fuchsia operating system? It’s the mysterious operating system we know very little about, except that Google has actively developed it and called it an “experimental project” that doesn’t replace the Chrome OS or Android.
For more than a year, Google has been developing an operating system called “Fuchsia“, which is designed for a wide variety of devices. The company has not said anything publicly about this, but it is completely free software, so the development of the project has been transparent. Simply put, we can see what Google is working on, but we don’t know what it is actually used for.
Chrome books are usually flexible devices, and it makes sense for Google’s main computer to be used as a test bed for its next-generation operating system, although it’s unclear what Fuchsia’s real purpose is at this point.
Google keeps its playing cards in terms of chest, meanwhile, as far as Fuchsia is concerned, but from what we are now ready to position in combination, it seems exactly as if the operating system were written from scratch with modern hardware in mind.
According to the Fuchsia documentation, Intel’s Acer Switch Alpha 12 and NUC devices are officially supported as “target” devices. This means that Fuchsia has been tested to work with these devices, and are probably the most important ones used for testing. Recently, a page was added about installing Fuchsia on Google Pixelbook, explaining the process of putting the laptop into developer mode and booting from a USB device.
As for the question of whether Google will keep Fuchsia, nobody knows: the company could decide that the combination of Chrome operating systems with Android applications, as now in Pixelbook, will be enough for users in the future.
Google has been experimenting with the new Fuchsia operating system for over a year. Fuchsia was developed by Google and is a mysterious operating system where the search giant hasn’t worked at all. Chrome Unboxed informs that Google has published documentation that allows programmers to load Fuchsia into the company’s pixel book.
This is not a typical developer’s operating system, and two computers are needed to put and control the pixel book to boot the operating system. The project is ongoing and includes preliminary recommendations on the user interface and functions. It is interesting to note, however, that Google has chosen to try out its own book of pixels. In the past, Fuchsia has mainly connected to embedded systems such as laptops and Internet of Things devices, but tests have been extended to Intel NUC and Acers Switch Alpha 12 Chromebook.
Fuchsia was developed on the basis of the zircon microkernel developed by Google, instead of the typical Linux kernel that combines Android and Chrome OS. It is not clear why Google is developing a new operating system and on which devices it runs. Since the tests also apply to other Chromebook devices, some suggest that this could be the successor to the Andromeda project, which was never implemented.
According to reports, Google has been working on a pixel notebook that will combine Android and Chrome OS called Andromeda. Instead, Google announced support for Android applications on Chrome OS, not the new operating system. As Google continues to experiment with the construction of Fuchsia, we will begin to understand much more about this mysterious operating system.