Linux has powered Google hardware for years.Linux and Google are like Football and Messi. And sadly, Google is ditching Linux. Google is secretly building Fuchsia their new OS which not based on Linux.
While Google hasn’t officially announced anything about the new OS, it released details about the project on GitHub with the cryptic description “Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System).”
But Why Google ? Experts says that, Linux Kernal is not ideal for every situation. Especially in the case of embedded devices like car dashboards or GPS units, full-blown desktop kernels like Linux impact performance and cause other issues. There’s a massive ecosystem of operating systems designed for embedded hardware, and Google may be working on their own.
Fuchsia is based on Magenta Kernel which is developed based on the LittleKernel project. So, Fuchsia will be using Magenta Kernel like Android on Linux Kernel. Unlike Linux, Magenta Kernels are designed to scale much better, enabling Magenta to work on embedded devices like car dashboard, refrigerator, smartphones, and desktop computers. With cars and home appliances getting smarter day by day, Google is finding a future in Embedded OSes. With this approach, Google is try to put a tight competition to commercial embedded OSes, such as FreeRTOS or ThreadX.
Again, Why Google ? Google is secretly trying to improve upon their Material Design thing and trying to make an ideal Operating System which looks great , functions well using less resources. Some what like the iOS. Lets wait and watch.