Fuchsia OS finally acknowledged its existence at I/O 2019. And now Google seems to have launched a developer website for Fuchsia OS. The website also gives away a few important details about the new operating system.
As per the website, Fuchsia is an “open source operating system”, and it clarified that “Fuchsia is not Linux”. “[It is] a modular, capability-based operating system.”
The source documentation page begins with “Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System).” This is still as cryptic as it was when this project was leaked and listed on GitHub.
Google has been always pretty clear about its intentions for Fuchsia in the near future. During a live recording of The Vergecast, Lockheimer acknowledged that Fuchsia OS is still an experiment.
“We’re looking at what a new take on an operating system could be like. And so I know out there people are getting pretty excited saying, ‘Oh this is the new Android,’ or, ‘This is the new Chrome OS … Fuchsia is really not about that. Fuchsia is about just pushing the state of the art in terms of operating systems and things that we learn from Fuchsia we can incorporate into other products.”
“Fuchsia is really not about that. Fuchsia is about just pushing the state of the art in terms of operating systems and things that we learn from Fuchsia we can incorporate into other products,” he added.
The new operating system is based on Zircon microkernel which also provides core drivers and Fuchsia’s lib implementation. According to GSMArena, “Google’s new OS is scalable and well optimized for a range of devices including phones, tablets and PCs.” In short, this thing is designed to run on anything from 32-bit or 64-bit ARM cores to 64-bit X86 processors and it has a potential to be rather disruptive.