Money Google is now testing its mysterious Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook

18:50  02 january  2018
18:50  02 january  2018 Source:   The Verge

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It ’ s still interesting that Google has chosen its own Pixelbook to experiment with, though. Fuchsia has mostly been linked to embedded systems like As testing spreads to more Chromebooks, some are now speculating this could be a successor to the “Andromeda” project that never materialized.

Remember Fuchsia OS ? It ’ s the mysterious operating system about which we know very little, except that Google is actively developing it and has Well, we just learned a something new about it – it ’ s being tested on the Google Pixelbook , the standard bearer for Google ’s Chromebooks.

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Google has been experimenting with a new operating system, Fuchsia, for more than a year. Created by Google and open-sourced for a developer community to contribute to, Fuchsia is still a mysterious operating system that the search giant hasn’t detailed at all. Chrome Unboxed reports that Google has now released documentation to allow developers to load Fuchsia onto the company’s Pixelbook.

This isn’t your typical developer operating system, and you’ll need two machines to host and target a Pixelbook to load the OS. It’s very much a work in progress, with early hints at a user interface and functions. It’s still interesting that Google has chosen its own Pixelbook to experiment with, though. Fuchsia has mostly been linked to embedded systems like wearables and Internet of Things devices in the past, but testing was expanded to Intel’s NUC and Acer’s Switch Alpha 12 Chromebooks.

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As for whether or not Google will persist with Fuchsia , no person is aware of: the corporate may determine that the mixture of Chrome OS with Android apps, identical to on the Pixelbook at the moment, is sufficient for customers sooner or later.

It has been over a year since Google started testing their highly mysterious Fuchsia OS and Fuchsia was made for IoT and wearables but Google choosing Pixelbook to experiment suggest Microsoft Store online today kicked off its Countdown to 2018 sale. You can get huge discounts on

Fuchsia has been created from the Google-built Zircon microkernel, and not the typical Linux kernels that hold Android and Chrome OS together. It’s not immediately clear exactly why Google is building a new operating system, nor what devices it will run on. As testing spreads to more Chromebooks, some are now speculating this could be a successor to the “Andromeda” project that never materialized.

Google was reportedly working on a Pixel laptop that would merge Android and Chrome OS, codenamed Andromeda. Instead, Google announced support for Android apps on Chrome OS and not a whole new operating system. As Google continues to experiment with building Fuchsia, we’ll start to understand a lot more about this mysterious operating system.

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It ' s still interesting that Google has chosen its own Pixelbook to experiment with, though. Fuchsia has mostly been linked to embedded systems like As testing spreads to more Chromebooks, some are now speculating this could be a successor to the “Andromeda” project that never materialized.

Google 's Fuchsia OS has been in the works since at least 2016, and while a lot is still unknown, the Pixelbook is now being used as an official test device for it. Fuchsia makes its way to Google 's best laptop to-date.

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