In what could prove to be a major development, a new operating system from Google has emerged online. The platform, currently known as Fuchsia, is very different from Android, and employs an all-new interface.
News about Fuchsia is not a complete surprise, as its existence has been rumoured for some time.
Fuchsia’s current development status has been uncovered by Ars Technica. As well as looking very different to either Android or Chrome OS, it is not based on Linux.
Google is well known for investing heavily in new projects, many of which do not become viable long-term products.
Arguably the most interesting aspect of this news breaking is a comment that was made by developer Travis Geiselbrecht, in Fuchsia IRC channel.
Geiselbrecht was very clear that Fuchsia is an important project – not experimental or speculative research.
“[Fuchsia] isn’t a toy thing, it’s not a 20% project, it’s not a dumping ground of a dead thing that we don’t care about anymore,” he said
[via Ars Technica]