Friday, October 06, 2017

future OSs: Microsoft Andromeda, Google Fuchsia+Magenta-Linux

What is Microsoft's AndromedaOS? | ZDNet
"It's worth noting AndromedaOS is not a Microsoft Research project. It isn't Microsoft's attempt to create a new operating system without any roots in Windows, as was "Midori" -- an operating system that Microsoft worked on for years as a skunkworks project and then dropped.
AndromedaOS, instead, is going to be the guts of Windows 10 as it moves ahead, according to my sources."
Andromeda OS is Microsoft’s big plan to make Windows 10 fully modular | TechRadar

"Microsoft’s vision for the future of Windows 10 is to morph the OS into an entirely modular system whereby features can be bolted on (or removed) and tailored specifically to the device the software will be running on."
How Microsoft's approach to 'Windows Core OS' differs from Google's and Apple's | Windows Central

Google’s “Fuchsia” smartphone OS dumps Linux, has a wild new UI | Ars Technica

"Unlike Android and Chrome OS, Fuchsia is not based on Linux—it uses a new, Google-developed microkernel called "Magenta." With Fuchsia, Google would not only be dumping the Linux kernel, but also the GPL: the OS is licensed under a mix of BSD 3 clause, MIT, and Apache 2.0."

Google HW: Home Max & Mini, Pixel 2 + 2 XL, Pixel Book + Pen ...

Google Home Max vs. HomePod and Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: battle of the smart speakers - The Verge

Stacey on IoT | Why Google is rocking the internet of things

"With the $399 stand-alone Home Max speaker, Google has taken its research in machine learning and audio codecs to build a speaker that understands where it is in the room and what is happening around it. It then adjusts."

This Week in Google 425

Google unveils Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with no headphone jack | VentureBeat

"Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, either 64GB or 128GB of storage, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, a 12-megapixel rear camera, front stereo speakers, a fingerprint scanner on the back, a USB-C port on the bottom, and no headphone jack."

Google announces high-end Pixelbook laptop with a stylus for $999 - The Verge

Find Yours – Google Chromebooks

Google Pixelbook: Company Debuts Premium Chromebook | Fortune
this Chromebook now can run Android apps,  supports Google Assistant (voice interface)
price: from $999 + $99 for pen

For those who want "the best / most expensive" (i.e. chromebook, phone, home :-),
here is the most expensive house in USA: $250 M, (924 Bel Air, LA, CA)

924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077 | Zillow
17 beds 30 baths 42,000 sqft
Zestimate: $24,917,922