Google Fuchsia OS: What it is and what to expect

Google Fuchsia OS is a developmental/experimental operating system developed by Google. Contrary to early speculations that it was meant to be a replacement for Android OS or Chrome OS, its purposes is to keep pushing the limits in terms of what is possible with operating systems and then the things learned from Fuchsia can be incorporated into other products like Android and Chrome.

The Technical Bits About Google Fuchsia OS

It first surfaced publicly in 2016 and is not based on Linux but on a microkernel called Zircon. It is highly scalable and suitable for use on smartphones, tablets, PCs, as well as Internet Of Things and embedded systems in general. For the purpose of clarification, examples of embedded systems include: digital wrist watches, digital alarm clocks, air-conditioners, washing machines, dishwashers, electronic parking meters, home security systems, traffic lights, and the like.

Google Fuchsia OS

The UI is written using Flutter. Apps are based on Dart, a high performance and impressive graphically fluid platform. The rendering engine is Vulkan-based and called Etcher.

In November 2018, support for Kirin 970 was added, indicating some sort of co-operation with Huawei or testing with Huawei devices.

A developer portal for the Google Fuchsia OS Open Source system was launched in June 2019 at fuchsia.dev

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