It had been almost a year since I had spoken Fuchsia here on the blog, if you don’t usually follow new Google projects closely, there’s a great possibility that you’ve never heard of it, so let’s give you some context.
Fuchsia («Fiúcha») is an operating system that has been built by Google that can (or should) be applied in several different segments, such as Internet of Things, traditional computers and Smartphones.
It is an open source system, but different from Chrome OS and Android, which are the systems that the company currently works on, it is not based on Linux, using a Kernel called Zircon (formerly called Magenta), which in turn derives from of the LK.
The Pixelbook was one of the last devices launched by the “Montain View giant” and it comes standard with Chrome OS, costing around 990 dollars today, without the “Pixelbook Pen”.
The site staff Chromeunboxed discovered by reading the new Fuchsia documentation that it is possible to install it on the Pixelbook, although it is quite complicated, as it takes two computers on the same network to send most of the system via the network to the computer that originally runs Chrome OS .
ꔷ Were you curious to see some images of Fuchsia? Here are some, but don’t get too excited.
Fuchsia still has a long way to go and many years of development ahead to become a commercial product, until then, only enthusiasts will test any build that probably occurs, at this time it is not compatible with ARM processors, so you probably would not be able to install it on a traditional Smartphone, limiting our access even more.
Many point to Fuchsia as a “Vaporware“, A type of software that is advertising long before it’s ready and ends up not even being released.
Someone there remembered the Andromeda OS?
Andromeda is a Google project that has not been officially discontinued but that has not received any more implementations, falling under the “vaporware” nomenclature.
The goal was to create a system that runs like Chrome OS, but also runs Android apps; in the end, the current Chrome OS ended up gaining this functionality and every day more Android Apps become compatible, theuntil Microsoft Office went to him that way.
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Perhaps Fuchsia could also end up becoming a laboratory for technologies that can be implemented in another project before it becomes something relevant in its own right, but it is certainly worth keeping an eye on.
To the next!