Google Asks for Public Contributions to Enigmatic Fuschia OS

One of the more mysterious projects that Google has been working on in recent years has been its Fuschia OS. Started back in 2016, Fuschia OS is a pretty unique project in a lot of ways. First of all, it doesn’t seem to be using the Linux kernel. Rather, Google seems to be basing it on a microkernel by the name of Zircon, something that makes it decidedly unusual.

What’s more is that no one really knows what this OS is meant for, and the people over at Google have been rather reticent with regards to any details that they might be willing to give. To top it all off, its development is publicly viewable since it is being done in repositories that are open for anyone to see and yet this doesn’t clear up any of the questions people might have about the project.

The combination of this unusual microkernel that it’s being based on along with no clearly indication of the purpose of the OS has created this a real puzzler for many tech experts to puzzle over. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that a development has now occurred which is that Google is now calling for public contributions to this project.

This suggests that there has been some progress on the development of the OS. Google executives have made cryptic statements including that the OS might be meant for “form factors” beyond phones and computers, and they have made it clear that it is not going to be replacement for Android or Chrome OS. The fact that public contributions are now being requested makes the project even more mysterious, particularly when you consider the fact that even though everything is happening in full view of the world people are still unable to figure out what the OS will actually be meant for when it’s finally released.


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