Google developing new operating system: Fuchsia

Google is developing a new operating system called Fuchsia, with the project’s description on Github reading “Pink + Purple == Fuchsia”.

With Fuchsia, Google is building an operating system for embedded devices – such as car dashboard systems, GPS units, and other “Internet of things” units.

Android Police reported that unlike Google’s other operating systems, Fuchsia won’t run on the Linux kernel.

Instead, it will use “Magenta” – a kernel based on the LittleKernel project.

It is being designed as a competitor to FreeRTOS and ThreadX, reported Android Police.

What Magenta aims to do differently is scale better than its rivals, allowing it to work on embedded devices, smartphones, and desktop computers.

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