Google finally launched Fuchsia OS which is the operating system made from scratch. The company’s new solution was released as an update to the first Nest Hub, which the company launched in 2018.
The Google device entered the market with the Cast OS system, which is based on Linux. The Fuchsia OS replaces the original software, but users will not feel any major differences when using the device, according to the device 9to5Google.
The launch marks the first public appearance of the Fuchsia operating system outside Google’s internal environments. However, distribution of the new operating system will be limited and gradual.
According to The Verge, the Fuchsia operating system will be the first to be released only to Nest Hub owners who participate in it Google’s system preview program. In the future, the solution will reach more consumers who own the device.
Despite the limited launch and an experience that doesn’t bring much news, the arrival of the Fuchsia OS was significant Google. Petr Hosek, one of the company’s program leaders, celebrated the launch of the new platform.
You don’t ship a new operating system every day, but today is that day.
– Petr Hosek (@petrh) May 25, 2021
“You don’t launch a new operating system every day, but today is the day,” said de Google employee in a message on Twitter.
What is Fuchsia OS?
Google has been working on the Fuchsia operating system for at least five years. The new platform disregards Linux and uses a new kernel developed by the company.
Despite making a modest debut, it could turn out to be Fuchsia Google’s main platform in the future. The company is working to make the system run Android and Linux apps, which will allow it to even apply the solution to computers and mobile phones.
According to speculation, Google Fuchsia could expand significantly from 2023. The company’s bet is already starting to attract the attention of other industry giants and recently Samsung began collaborating on the development of the project.