10 Apr '17, 3pm

Open Source Clues to Google's Mysterious Fuchsia OS

Open Source Clues to Google's Mysterious Fuchsia OS

This is a guest post. The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE. It’s not often that one of the world’s leading software companies decides to develop a major new operating system. Yet in February 2016, Google began publishing code for a mysterious new platform, known as Fuchsia. Google has officially said very little about Fuchsia, and the company did not respond to my request for comment. But since it’s being developed as an open source project, its source code is entirely in the open for anyone to view. Indeed, anyone can download Fuchsia right now and try to run it. Many people wrote about Fuchsia when it was first spotted last year. They raised the obvious questions of whether it meant that Google would be moving away from Linux within Android. Since then, I have been periodically look...

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