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Google Developing New Operating System

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Posted: 03:01PM
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Google already has a pair of Operating Systems under its belt with Android and Chrome OS, and is now working on another known as Fuchsia. The new OS is being built from scratch and won't use the Linux kernel. Fuchsia is instead based on Magenta, a "medium-sized microkernel that is itself based on a project called LittleKernel, which is designed to be used in embedded systems." The fact that it is based on a microkernel doesn't mean it will lack in features as it is targeted at smartphones and personal computers with features such as a capability-based security model and graphics rendering already in place. It is unclear what the end game for Fuchsia is, with speculation including combining Android and Chrome OS, powering Internet of Things devices, or augmented reality interfaces. Users that want to get their hands on the code now rather than waiting for Google to release something officially can go to the company GitHub page.

Source: The Verge



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