Fuchsia is Google's Mysterious New Operating System

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Google has done what it no doubt set out to do and got tongues wagging about something called Fuchsia, a new operating system that, unlike Android and Chrome OS, doesn't use the Linux kernel. Instead it’s built on Magenta.

All Google’s said about it so far is ‘Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System)’. Not especially handy.

There are two main theories going around. One is that Fuchsia will ‘unify’ Android and Chrome OS, as so many rumours have suggested in the past. The other is that Fuchsia’s designed for use on a range of devices that aren’t suitable for full-blown Android. Simply put: INTERNET OF THINGS STUFF.

However, Google says that Magenta applies to mobile phones and computers too, and it’s worth remembering that in Brillo, Google already has its own IoT platform.

For now then, think pink and purple. Actually, don't even bother. We're sure there'll be an announcement soon. [Verge]