Google’s Next Operating System Could Be a Play for the Internet of Things – TheStreet

Though it controls the world’s most widely-used operating system, Google is building a brand-new OS that can run on many types of devices. It looks as if the company is making a fresh play for powering the Internet of Things.

Google has published code written for Fuchsia, an OS indevelopment that (unlike Android or Chrome OS) isn’t based on Linux. Rather, it’s based on the Magenta kernel, an alternative to popular embedded operating systems such as FreeRTOS but that can support both powerful and low-resource devices.

Some of the developers working on Magenta have experience developing embedded devices, and one has confirmed Fuchsia will support the Raspberry Pi 3, often used for IoT projects. At the same time, the OS is being tested on PCs and appears likely to support consumer-friendly user interfaces.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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