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Google is working on mysterious Fuchsia OS

Google is still working a Fuchsia OS: It has now been about four years since the Internet found about Google Fuchsia but Google is still working
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Google is still working on a Fuchsia OS

It has now been about four years since the Internet found out that Google is officially working on an operating system called Fuchsia OS. It is a unique system because, unlike Android and Tizen, it is not based on the Linux kernel (the central part of an operating system). Instead, it uses a microkernel called Zircon. Furthermore, it is unique for another reason: although the developments are now happening publicly, it is still not completely clear what exactly the search engine giant is planning.

Today that will not really change, but there is some news. Google is looking for people who can help develop Fuchsia OS. That means you can register with the company if you are interested and have enough ideas. The software giant emphasizes that Fuchsia is far from ready for a release and is not really in development, but this announcement will undoubtedly take a tail. Perhaps more information about the OS will now appear, otherwise we can count on more speculation.

In any case, it is clear that Google does not want to use the Fuchsia OS as a replacement for Android or Chrome OS. Quite a few months ago, the OS was tested on specific hardware, which later turned out to be smart speakers. But once those products saw the light of day, the operating system was nowhere to be seen. In an interview with The Verge from 2019, Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer described the system as “optimized for systems with other form factors”; that goes beyond the traditional telephone or laptop.

We’re looking at what a new take on an operating system could be like. And so I know out there people are getting pretty excited saying, “Oh this is the new Android,” or, “This is the new Chrome OS.” Fuchsia is really not about that. Fuchsia is about just pushing the state of the art in terms of operating systems and things that we learn from Fuchsia we can incorporate into other products.

Developers interested can now visit fuchsia.dev go for more information.

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