• Google Fuchsia OS

Google Fuchsia OS (Photo : Twitter)

Google is working on a new operating system named Fuchsia that could combine Linux-based Android and Chrome OS. The open-source OS could run on PCs, mobile devices, and Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets. Meanwhile, the Google OS features user modes and support for advanced graphics and 64-bit Intel PCs, and uses the Alphabet company's in-house Dart programming language.    

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Google will release Android Nougat in less than one month. However, the new OS spotted at the GitHub hosting service shows that the company is making plans beyond its mobile OS.  

The OS at the Git storage space is probably brand new. Its description tells visitors to pick purple, which is not a color that represents Chrome OS or Android.

The new OS kernel includes many high-end OS features. They include a capability-based security model and user modes.  

Fuchsia can also support ARM architecture, which is a group of computer processor designs introduced in 1985.

The new OS is powered by the Magenta and LK kernel. Magenta targets high-tech smartphones and PCs with fast processors, while LK targets small systems.  

Google's Fuchsia OS can be tested on a PC or virtual machine. Travis Geiselbrecht is a Google software engineer and has worked on several other OS projects. He explained that Fuchsia will soon run on the mini CPU Raspberry Pi 3, according to Engadget.

It is not unequivocal that the new OS will replace Android or Chrome OS, and Google has not made any official statements about the matter. It is now just an experiment that could be part of bigger projects.

Google recently unveiled its smart speaker Google Home to challenge Amazon Echo. The new OS could provide more power and flexibility than Brillo for IoT devices, but fewer features than Android.

In related news, Russia has fined Google $6.75 million for pre-installing apps on Android mobile devices, according to The Verge. Last year local search engine company Yandex filed a complaint against the United States-based company. Most Russian smartphones and tablets run on Android.      

The small fine is the amount of money Google makes in one hour. However, it shows that the tech giant is facing more hatred in Europe. 

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