Google's Fuchsia operating system runs on virtually anything

Google is no stranger to creating whole platforms when it needs them, but its latest project might be something special. It’s working on Fuchsia, an open source operating system that’s designed to scale all the way from Internet of Things devices through to phones and even PCs. Its kernel includes ‘grown up’ OS features like user modes and a capability-based security model, Android Police notes, and it supports both advanced graphics as well ARM and 64-bit Intel-based PCs. To no one’ surprise, it’s using Google’s own Dart programming language at its heart.

You can run Fuchsia either on a computer or a virtual machine if you’d like to give the early code a try, and Google’s Travis Geiselbrecht adds that you’ll soon see it running on the Raspberry Pi 3.

We’ve asked Google if it can shed some light on Fuchsia, and we’ll let you know if it has something to say. Whatever its answer, there’s no guarantee that this will be the next Android, Brillo or Chrome OS. Right now, it comes across as an experiment that could lay the groundwork for bigger efforts. Given that the company is branching out into making smart household gadgets like Google Home, though, Fuchsia might make sense. It could be the platform that Google uses when it wants more flexibility and power than a platform like Brillo can offer, but doesn’t need the deep feature set (and resulting overhead) of something like Android.

Via: Android Police

Source: Github, Google Git, Hacker News

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On