When it comes to operating systems for smartphones, tablets, and notebooks we all know what Google has to offer. We have Android for tablets and smartphones and then you have Chrome OS for notebooks and desktops. We also know that Google is working on another operating system that might be the replacement for both Chrome OS and Android called Fuchsia.
When we last visited Fuchsia, a PixelBook was serving as the testbed for the next generation operating system. Fast forward a couple weeks and more details of the Fuchsia operating system have surfaced along with videos of it in action. The video show an operating system with a home screen that is very different from what you are used to if you are a Windows or OS X user.
One of the major things that sets the new OS apart from Chrome OS and Android is that Fuchsia isn’t based on the Linux kernel: Fuchsia is installed based on a new kernel called Zircon.
When you first launch the new OS, there is a screen with three buttons on the
You won't see any dock, desktop icons or launchers on Fuchsia (at least not now), but there is a search bar that combs your computer rather than the web allowing you to find your apps and other content. It would be no surprise if in production form the search bar would search your computer or device and the web for related content. Apps in the current Fuchsia build don’t work, but you can see what they should look like with a differently colored
Multitasking is supported, as you would expect since that has been
The OS does fully support phone mode and can swap on the fly between phone and a tablet/laptop mode. These additional videos will give you a glimpse into the Fuchsia OS in action. We have