Google's mysterious Fuchsia OS is being tested on the Pixelbook

The Pixelbook is a new addition to the hardware that can run Google's Fuchsia.               Image Josh Miller  CNET

We know Google is always thinking about future, and since May past year, it has been testing a mysterious new operating system called Fuchsia. In any case, if you have any of the three devices listed, you can run Fuchsia OS right now. After this dissimilarity is overcome, however, getting Fuchsia OS loaded onto the device for booting, a process known internally as paving, should be about the same. Google's $1,000 laptop usually runs Chrome OS, but with the latest Fuchsia builds, you can swap out the browser-based OS for Google's experimental operating system. This is according to the platform's documentation in which a new page about installing Fuchsia on the Pixelbook was added. The development documents describe the OS as targeting "modern phones and modern personal computers", which would seemingly put it in competition with both of Google's existing OSes.

The "Escher" renderer is written in the Vulkan graphics API, and seems custom-built to run Google's shadow-heavy Material Design interface guidelines.

Indian Army is prepared to deal with China-Army Chief
Amid aggressive Chinese efforts to increase its influence in the region, the army chief said that India can not allow its neighbours to drift away to China.

As it stands Chrome OS already allows the running of Android apps, so perhaps Fuchsia could be an evolution of that. And beyond Android, Google has the Chrome OS platform that has become increasingly popular on laptops in recent history, particularly in the education space where value is the primary concern. However, the testing was then expanded to Acer's Switch Alpha 12 and Intel's NUC Chromebooks. Have a peek back at Beyond Android: Our first look at Google Fuchsia back in May of past year. Google stopped developing this branch of the system UI, though, so there's no way to get it running on an Android phone anymore.

The document recommends creating the install media on a USB drive, which prepares the host for the paving process. Fuchsia developers were also aiming for it to run on a Raspberry Pi 3. It took Google five years of development time to turn Android into a real product. Knowing that Google has a new OS in the works is admittedly quite exciting, but just like it was in 2016, it's still unclear what exactly Google plans on doing with it.

Related News:

  • SS&C in talks to buy DST Systems for over $5 billion

    SS&C in talks to buy DST Systems for over $5 billion

    CF is now overvalued by 14.93% relative to the average 1-year price target of $36.91 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts. How risky is the stock? There are numerous metrics that measure volatility in differing contexts, and each trader has favorites.
    Cardi B, Luis Fonsi and more to perform at 2018 Grammys

    Cardi B, Luis Fonsi and more to perform at 2018 Grammys

    Other artists newly added to the Grammy performance lineup include Kesha , singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee . They join a list of performers that already includes Lady Gaga , P!nk, Childish Gambino and Little Big Town .
    Niagara Falls partially freezes in record-breaking cold

    Niagara Falls partially freezes in record-breaking cold

    Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ont. "It really is pretty", Partin said. Water runs through the American Falls in the ice, on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 2, 2018.
  • 2017 was US's costliest weather year on record

    2017 was US's costliest weather year on record

    In 2017, the disasters led to losses worth over $90 billion (Rs 5.71 lakh crore) more than the last costliest year, 2005. According to those figures, 2017 was the warmest year on record without the influence of the El Niño weather phenomenon.
    Feinstein blames 'bad cold' for handling of Fusion GPS transcript

    Feinstein blames 'bad cold' for handling of Fusion GPS transcript

    Trump's camp dismiss the dossier as malicious fiction or pure political opportunism, some elements have been corroborated. Simpson answered questions from committee staffers for almost 10 hours, producing more than 300 pages of transcript .
    P!nk Set To Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl LII

    P!nk Set To Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl LII

    He'll release his upcoming album, Man of the Woods , (featuring new single " Filthy ") two days before the performance. The redeveloped Minneapolis Armory will play host to music and concerts during and after the Super Bowl.
  • MLB Rumour Roundup: Royals offer Hosmer monster deal

    MLB Rumour Roundup: Royals offer Hosmer monster deal

    That would dwarf the four-year, $72 million contract that the Royals gave left fielder Alex Gordon after the 2015 season. History has shown us that the longer the contract, typically it does not work out in the favor of the club.
    'Game of Thrones'-inspired ice hotel opens in Finland's Lapland

    'Game of Thrones'-inspired ice hotel opens in Finland's Lapland

    But you should probably hurry, because summer is coming, and this attraction will only be open until April 8. There's also an icy Iron Throne , a dragon guardian at the ice bar , and a dragon-shaped ice slide.

    Liberum Capital Reiterates Buy Rating for Costain Group (LON:COST)

    Tower Research Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) owns 336 shares. 2,437 are owned by Duncker Streett And Inc. The stock of J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) earned "Neutral" rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, November 16.
  • Blac Chyna: The Kardashians want to ruin my career

    Blac Chyna: The Kardashians want to ruin my career

    Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's explosive fight has finally hit Kardashians' home on Sunday's Keeping Up With the Kardashians . In Kim's words, the negative is the reality of Rob's actions. "He should have just, like, controlled himself", she complains.
    Thursday forecast: chances for rain, high 63; cold weather returning this weekend

    Thursday forecast: chances for rain, high 63; cold weather returning this weekend

    Saturday morning rain could mix with snow with temperatures in the upper-30s, the weather service says. Snow, freezing drizzle, and sleet are possible in Boston Saturday night, according to the forecast.
    Body of missing Silling Man found decomposing in Georgia

    Body of missing Silling Man found decomposing in Georgia

    Man was a psychology major that had been enrolled for the Fall 2017 semester but had not yet registered for Spring classes. On Jan. 2, police urged the public to help identify the victim and sorted through tips before identifying Man.


Most liked

Democrats Doug Jones, Tina Smith Sworn In To Senate
As always, there is no claim so stupid that you can't find a wingnut who will make it with a totally straight face. That's what I've done as Lieutenant Governor and that's what I intend to do in Washington , D.C", said Smith .

CES 2018 Highlights: Amazon, LG, Asus and Many More Announcements
In other words, aside from its ridiculous size, The Wall is as close to the flawless new TV as we've seen so far from any brand. At 146 inches, this thing is a true monster that outclasses even some 4K projectors in how much display space it can give you.

Flu patient surge hits hospitals amid sterile fluid shortage
In December , the Globe reported the number of flu cases has quadrupled from past year , and the Joplin area's total doubled. A request for similar information to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg was not returned.

Trump Administration Disbands Election Integrity Panel
That might be a push toward Voter I.D. laws, if the president's tweets this morning are any indication. The commission was headed by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach .

Fiery semitrailer crash shuts down I-65 in southern Indiana
All lanes northbound and southbound of I-65 at mile marker 43 (near the crossing of State Road 250) are now closed. Wheeles said crews were concerned that adding water could cause a reaction that could make the situation worse.

Rushing duo carries Bulldogs over Oklahoma in epic Rose Bowl finish
Mayfield was exceptional, especially in the first half when the Bulldogs struggled to get pressure on him. The Sooners had rolled to 31 first-half points, when it felt like they could score nearly at will.

Dominion Energy Will Buy Scana For $7.9 Billion After Nuclear Flop
South Carolina's legislative leaders are weighing in on the proposed acquisition of a troubled SC utility by Dominion Energy . Meanwhile, Dominion says ratepayers will get an additional 5 percent reduction in future rates, or an average of $7 a month.

Pokemon, Sony Seek Games Expansion in Greater China in 2018
But NetEase said in article sent to the Global Times that the report has no clear evidence to support this conclusion. The first launched on Christmas day, which opened more chances for players to collect eggs with Baby Pokemon.

Triple H comments on dinner meeting with Ronda Rousey
Rousey refused to comment when approached by TMZ , only saying, "I enjoy fine dining". He spoke with the AP earlier today on her WWE status.

Star linebacker JJ Peterson commits to Tennessee
Added another UT coach, "The first 40, 42 hours there, we didn't sleep at all the night after the press conference". He will continue assembling his staff and, of course, recruiting with the February 7 Signing Day fast approaching.

Aust link to US-Russia saga deepens
The US is yet to appoint a new ambassador to Australia, but Turnbull said that was normal, given the change in administrations. Their personal relationship has grown warmer since the embarrassing details of that phone call were leaked to the media.

Barcelona complete transfer of Colombian defender Yerry Mina
FC's Sid Lowe reveals the three people he feels are most responsible for leading Barcelona to a nine-point lead in La Liga . He will bring a physical presence as his 1.95 metre frame suggests but he is also a quick, ball-playing defender.

Liverpool move for Christian Pulisic talked up
Pulisic is already one of the biggest American footballers and United reckon a move for him would bring them commercial success in the States.

Rowley Board of Health Urges More Blood Donations
The critical call for donors is being made, in anticipation for more severe weather. "Blood can't be stockpiled", DeFrancis said. While all blood types are needed, platelets and blood types O negative, B negative and AB are especially needed.

IndusInd Bank Q3 net profit rises 25% to Rs936.25 crore
NII for the quarter came in at Rs 1,895 crore, up 20.1 per cent over Rs 1,578 crore in the same quarter a year ago . Provisions for the quarter rose by 9 per cent yoy and declined 19 per cent qoq to Rs. 236 crore in Q3FY18.