Google first commenced development of the Fuchsia OS in 2016, an open-source operating system that is distinctively not based on the Linux kernel, one major distinguishing feature from the Android OS. Instead of the Linux kernel, the OS is based on a microkernel called Zircon.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Fuchsia is an open-source capability-based operating system developed by Google. It first became known to the public when the project appeared on a self hosted form of git in August 2016 without any official announcement. The name means "Pink + Purple = Fuchsia (a new Operating System)", which is a reference to Pink (Apple's first effort at an object-oriented, microkernel-based operating system) and Purple (the original iPhone's codename). In contrast to prior Google-developed operating systems such as Chrome OS and Android, which are based on the Linux kernel, Fuchsia is based on a new kernel called Zircon. After years of development, Fuchsia was officially released to the public on the first-generation Google Nest Hub, replacing its original Cast OS.