Google has begun testing its new Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook

Google has begun testing its new Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook

However in recent times we have heard the rumors that Google could have a new OS in the works codenamed Fuchsia.

It is interesting that Fuchsia has been ported onto the Pixelbook which is now running Chrome OS.

You can see a video of a very early version of Fuchsia in action on a smartphone right here, but this new build that was just released is intended exclusively for Google's Pixelbook.

There haven't been many developments on this front lately, but seemingly out of nowhere, Google has added the Pixelbook as an officially supported device for testing Fuchsia. Fuchsia OS is unique in that it is not based on any existing kernel setup, such as how Chrome OS and Android use a backend Linux kernel.

The "Escher" renderer is written in the Vulkan graphics API, and seems custom-built to run Google's shadow-heavy Material Design interface guidelines. And in addition to the Pixelbook, Fuchsia also runs on the Acer Switch Alpha 12 and the mini PC kit Intel NUC.

What Does Fuchsia Run on Right Now?

The last time we looked at Fuchsia, the system UI was able to be packaged up as an APK and run on top of an Android phone. It's possible - and likely - Google developers had this project running well before it was discovered in open source code.

Previously, developers have released Fuchsia's Android-like Armadillo system user interface, but according to the notes, there's now no way to install the OS on ARM-based "targets".

The Pixelbook installation process for Fuchsia is definitely unique. Google even warns that creating the install media "will be destructive" to the USB drive used. It is still unclear why Google is developing the new OS, and which devices it is targeted for, but it could be a start to something big. Instead, Fuchsia uses a custom Zircon kernel base, which theoretically means that it should be easy to unify the OS across devices and architectures, allowing users to run the same apps in much the same way whether they're on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.

Check out Chrome Unboxed for more info on this new Fuchsia release, and we'll be on the lookout for further developments.

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