The first developer preview of Fuchsia OS, Google’s open-source operating system initiative, may be available shortly, according to published reports.
Google announced Fuchsia OS in August 2016. According to the company’s usual development and release process, the current test version is seen as the final testing phase before the public test. According to reports, Google developers plan to make fuchsia OS’s first developer preview public soon.
The first glimpse of Fuchsia OS could happen soon
Fuchsia, an experimental operating system created by Google from scratch, is based on a new micro-core called Zircon, unlike Chrome OS and Android-based Linux Kernel. Widespread rumors that Fuchsia would be used to replace Android or Chrome OS were rejected by Google executives. Fuchsia was said to be mainly used to test the latest technology and integrate the results obtained in the process into other projects.
At the end of January, a new code branch called “releases/F1” was created in the Fuchsia project. Later, several dozen codes were added from the main branch to this F1 code branch. About six weeks after the F1 branch was seen, the “releases/F2” branch appeared. Looking ahead, the Fuchsia error tracker even has issues tagged to be fixed in a later version of “F3”.
According to these actions of the Fuchsia team, Google is believed to be about to release the Fuchsia OS developer preview.
Hiroshi Lockheimer, president of Android and Chrome OS on Fuchsia OS, said: “The importance of the new operating system is that it can support different hardware devices such as smart home devices, wearables and even augmented reality or virtual reality devices. We launched Android for mobile phones; we’ve launched Chrome OS for web apps; therefore, the new system can also be optimized for certain devices and our team works in this direction.”