In a strange turn of events, reports about Google developing a new operating system surfaced this week. The OS that’s causing a huge noise in the online world is an open source, and it is dubbed as Fuchsia. With its existence coming into light, there is now one big question that needs to be answered: Is Google replacing its Chrome OS and Android OS with the new Fuchsia OS?
It may seem too early to tell at this point, but Android Police did not rule out this possibility when it stated that Google could be hoping to replace the Chrome OS and even the hugely popular Android OS with Fuchsia someday. The tech site also indicated that there is also the possibility of Google using Fuchsia as a lightweight OS for devices like Google Home and the OnHub router, just like what Samsung does to its Tizen OS for its Gear smartwatches.
Google’s Fuchsia OS is making headlines because it is not Linux kernel-based unlike the multinational company’s other operating systems, such as the Chrome OS, Android and Chromecasts, among others. Interestingly, the Fuchsia OS is said to run on almost anything — PCs, Chromebooks, phones and Internet of Things devices.
Fuchsia OS originally surfaced from the project’s GitHub page, where it is simply called “a new Operating System.” Part of the operating system’s documentation states that it has support for 32-bit and 64-bit ARM CPUs and 64-bit Intel-based PCs. Also, it uses Google’s Dart programming language, according to Engadget.
For now, the Fuchsia OS is just seen as another experiment from Google, and it is far from being officially released anytime soon. Google could be planning on using it for something bigger than what it has now. Nothing’s really been confirmed about Google’s new operating system’s use as of late. The only thing known about what Google has in store for it in the near future is, it could be running the Raspberry Pi 3, Trusted Reviews has learned.
For interested techies, you can check out the project on its official site, but you must know that only limited information about the operating system is found there at present.