Project ‘Fuchsia’: Google is Quietly Working on a Successor to Android

“Switching away from Android could provide Google the opportunity to hit the reset button on any mistakes they believe they made a decade ago,” said Jeffrey Grossman, co-founder of messaging app Confide. “They might be able to regain some power that they’ve ceded to device manufacturers and telecom carriers.”

Another risk comes from the foundation of the new operating system. Android and Chrome OS are built on Linux, a widely used open-source programming language. The “Linux kernel” is the core of Google’s current operating systems, handling instructions zipping between the hardware and software of smartphones and other devices. Fuchsia uses a different kernel, called Zircon, that eschews many of the older technologies in Linux. This could make some existing devices incompatible.

Source: Project ‘Fuchsia’: Google is Quietly Working on a Successor to Android – Bloomberg

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