New Operating System – Fuchsia
Google seems to have begun work on a totally new operating system though no one is aware for what purpose it is being developed. The name of the project is Fuchsia and presently exists as a growing pile of code on the code depository of the search giant and on GitHub. The untried operating system tends to have various remarkable features though till now Google is yet to comment on its planned function.
The only thing known is that it seems like a new beginning for Google since the system does not tend to utilise the Linux kernel, which is a core of basic code that tends to support the Chrome as well as the Chrome operating system. Various suggestions have come up regarding Fuchsia where some are of the opinion that it could be utilised to merge Chrome OS and Android in a sole operating system, a strategy which had first been rumoured last year, with the new operating system to be schedule for a 2017 release.
Others state that it could be utilised to control hardware such as OnHub router of Google or third party Internet of Things device.
Fuchsia Built on Magenta – Medium Sized Microkernel
On observing the code of Fuchsia, it provides us with some clues, for instance, the operating system is said to be built on Magenta, which is a medium sized microkernel, believed to be based on a project known as LittleKernel.
This is designed to be utilised in implanted systemssuch as the software in digital watch. Likewise both of the developers that have been listed on the GitHub page of Fuchsia, namely Christopher Anderson and Brian Swetland are said to be experts in embedded systems.
Swetland is said to be a senior software engineer at Google while Anderson had earlier worked on Android TV and Nexus Q projects of the company. Nonetheless the Magenta kernel tends to do much more than only supporting a router.
The records of Google state that the software seems to target modern phones and modern personal computer which utilises fast processor and non-trivial extents of RAM. It tends to record that Magenta assists various advanced features comprising of user modes as well as capability based security model.
Improved Reality Interfaces of Fuchsia
Additional indication that Fuchsia has been planned for only Wi-Fi linked gadgets comprise of the datum that Google has its own IoT platform already which is element that the new operating system includes provision for graphics rendering. Some of the users of Hacker News have also recommended that Fuchsia can be utilised for improved reality interfaces.
Presently it is only arumour and the only real description of Fuchsia is what is mentioned at the top of the GitHub page – `Pink + Purple == Fuchsia, a new Operating System’. When pressed on the subject during an IRC chat as to why the project has been revealed in such a confused manner, Swetland had reported saying that the decision had be made to build it open source and so it could well start there from the onset.
Presently Fuchsia is being tested on all types of systems. Swetland had stated that it is booting reasonably well on small-form factor Intel PCs and as an Acer Switch Alpha 12 laptop while another Google developer involved in the project, Travis Geiselbrecht had commented that they would soon have support for the Raspberry Pi 3. Overall, it seems like Fuchsia would be exploding up everywhere.