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Google Developing "Fuchsia" - A New Operating System:
SOURCE: androidpolice.com

“Fuchsia.” Google’s own description for it on the project’s GitHub page is simply, “Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System)”. Not very revealing, is it? When you begin to dig deeper into Fuchsia’s documentation, everything starts to make a little more sense...



First, there’s the Magenta kernel based on the ‘LittleKernel’ project. Just like with Linux and Android, the Magenta kernel powers the larger Fuchsia operating system. Magenta is being designed as a competitor to commercial embedded OSes, such as FreeRTOSor ThreadX.

We know it has support for both 32-bit and 64-bit ARM CPUs, as well as 64-bit PCs. If you have the technical prowess, you can even compile it yourself and run it on a real PC or a virtual machine. Travis Geiselbrecht from Google also confirmed it will soon be available for the Raspberry Pi 3...


To read the full article please visit the "androidpolice" link at the top of the page
 

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https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/googles-fuchsia-smartphone-os-dumps-linux-has-a-wild-new-ui/
This one is an open source, real-time OS called "Fuchsia." The OS first popped up in August last year, but back then it was just a command line. Now the mysterious project has a crazy new UI we can look at, so let's dive in.

Unlike Android and Chrome OS, Fuchsia is not based on Linux—it uses a new, Google-developed microkernel called "Magenta." With Fuchsia, Google would not only be dumping the Linux kernel, but also the GPL: the OS is licensed under a mix of BSD 3 clause, MIT, and Apache 2.0. Dumping Linux might come as a bit of a shock, but the Android ecosystem seems to have no desire to keep up with upstream Linux releases.
 
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Hands-on: What is Google’s Fuchsia OS, anyway?


Also.. separating Fact from Fiction: Will Google kill Chrome OS and Android in 2018? ( Original post Dec. 2017 )

"Facts:
  • Google is working on an open-source operating system called Fuchsia.
  • Is not based on Linux, but on a kernel called Zircon (formally “Magenta”).
  • ...
Fictions:
  • Most widespread is that Fuchsia is the do-everything, run-everywhere, support-everything OS of everyone’s dreams.
  • Another is Fuchsia will replace Android Wear, Android and Chrome OS.
  • ...
To be clear: The predictions around Google’s operating systems are based on wishful thinking and little more. Fuchsia is a kind of Rorschach test — people see in it whatever they want to see."