What is Google’s New OS Fuchsia? And Why Google is Making it?

Fuchsia is a future operating system. Google does lots of experiments, with very serious resources, but they are genuinely experiments because nobody knows for sure exactly how they will turn out. Google has not abandoned Linux, and won’t unless Fuchsia turns out to be great and grows all the features that would be required to replace Linux. That will take many years, even with Google-level resources. And Linux is not a stationary target either… because Google’s Linux teams continue work there too, as well as all the rest of the industry pouring energy into improving Linux.

Fuchsia OS based on a new micro kernel named “Magenta”, derived from “Little Kernel”, a small operating system intended for embedded systems. Upon inspection, media outlets noted that the code post on GitHub suggested Fuchsia’s capability to run on universal devices, from embedded systems to smartphones, tablets and personal computers.

What is Google’s New OS Fuchsia?

Google Fuchsia OS

Google Fuchsia OS

According to Wikipedia, Fuchsia’s user interface and apps are written with “Flutter”, a software development kit allowing cross-platform development abilities for Fuchsia, Android and iOS. Flutter produces apps based on Dart, offering apps with high performance that run at 120 frames per second. Flutter also offers a Vulkan-based graphics rendering engine called “Escher”, with specific support for “Volumetric soft shadows”, an element that Ars Technica wrote “seems custom-built to run Google’s shadow-heavy “Material Design” interface guidelines”.

We are sure Google is going to do a tremendous job on the ease of use and hardware vendor support front. Market share and developers are likely to follow. What would help their adoption most is a compatibility subsystem that will allow them to run the important already existing Windows/OS X applications, which they have talked about already. On the downside, I still see a bit of a question mark on the performance front, mainly because of the design they chose, especially in the light of recent CPU discoveries. However if you look at the incredible team they assembled, you will understand why I believe they will overcome it with a big engineering effort.

Why Google has made Fuchsia OS?

  • Maybe, they want something like Microsoft Windows, which entirely controlled by themselves.
  • Google has some of the best programmers in the world, so they have the potential to make an OS like iOS, which looks very well and works without lag even on low-end machines
  • They are working on Google Car and Android Auto and things such as embedded devices, for which Linux based OSes are not that optimized. They are finding a future business in embedded smart devices and home automation.
  • The Fuchsia OS based on Magenta Kernal, which is highly optimized for performance in low powered machines. This comes handy for car dashboards and such embedded devices.

We will come back with more info, and till than, take care and stay blessed.

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