Google Changing the Game with Fuchsia
Google is constantly revolutionizing the way they do business, and with their latest initiative they are upping the ante.
Github recently revealed Google is working on a brand-new operating system, one that could challenge the reigning kings iOS and Windows. Fuchsia as they are calling it, would be a “new open source project that is not at all related to Android or Chrome OS,” says Google spokesperson Joshua Cruz LunixInsider.
Further details are sparse, as Google is keeping a tight lid on the project, only saying “we have many revolving open source projects at Google.”
Fuchsia has already undergone extensive testing, and is reportedly booting “reasonably well” based on Intel’s Skylake and Broadwell processors. This, according to Hacker News. It is also booting on the Acer Switch Alpha 12, and soon will support the Raspberry Pi 3; with work on divers in progress.
There are also reports that the Fuchsia team includes Travis Geiselbrecht, who has worked on a host of other operating systems. Such as NewOS, iOS, WebOS, and others.
Speculation and expectations
Fuchsia is reportedly built on the Magenta kernel, which is based on Googles LiitleKernel project.
Magenta is used for modern phones and PCs with fast processors and sufficient amounts of RAM with arbitrary peripherals doing open ended computation.
Fuchsia uses Magenta as well as Flutter, a new project to help devs build high-performance, high-fidelity mobile apps for iOS and Android from a single code base. It also uses Dart application programming language, which Google employs to make very large apps.
This would give the new operating system quite a powerful tool, and an edge against its competitors.
Fuchsia seems to be mostly targeting IoT and embedded devices however, it’s not likely to be aimed at replacing Android.
Despite this however, the new OS is likely to do very well in the market, assuming it efficiently integrates itself into the IoT market.
Eric is the owner and CEO of Protek Support and is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Information Technology (IT). He is an IT Services expert in a variety of technology related fields. Some of these fields include document management software/hardware, enterprise level networking and VoIP phone systems, as well as large scale software implementation projects and the setup of small business networks.