Google might be planning a new device agnostic operating system called Fuchsia
Google already has Android and Chrome operating systems running on a huge number of devices across the globe but that does not deter the company in any way from making roadmaps for new ones. Android Police points out a reference to a new operating system called Fuchsia on some GitHub code. Google aims to make Fuchsia platform and form factor independent, so it would mean it would be a single OS for all devices, right from smartphones to computers to IoT devices.
For the uninitiated, Fuchsia is a pink and purple colored flower covering around 110 species and rumors do point out that the new OS is Google's attempt to regain market share in terms of sagging Chrome OS popularity. We'll probably have to wait and watch how Google pans out the new operating system or if its just a camouflage of Android behind the colors of Fuchsia, pink and purple.
In terms of smartphone landscape, Android is the leading operating system favored by major OEMs across the world closely followed by iOS which of course runs only on Apple devices like iPhones, iPads and iPods. It would be interesting to see the changes that Google would be able to incorporate into the new OS but the code on Github suggests there are new and advanced security and graphic features bundled into the system. Anyways, we would accept a new operating system gladly with open hands as the only choices we have as of now are as we pointed above, Android, iOS and the not so popular as yet, Windows Phone.
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