- Google is reportedly developing a new operating system called Fuchsia, according to TechCrunch.
- Unlike Android and Chrome, the new operating system runs on core code called Magenta, which can potentially enable better efficiency and power a much broader number of devices.
- Early results of Fuchsia are publicly available on Github.
Some experts speculate Google is building the new OS to replace both Chrome and Android, which both run on a Linux kernel. Magenta may be better suited to running IoT devices and could enable many types of devices – from traffic lights to PCs -- to work together.
Starting out fresh could also let Google fix problems that have beleaguered Android and kept users from getting regular updates.
Figuring out how IoT devices will fit into the mix is a growing focus for some IT companies. U.S. mobile operators are now adding IoT connections to their networks faster than they’re adding phones, according to a Chetan Sharma Consulting report released last week.