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 May 08 2017

Armadillo for Fuchsia

Google Armadillo.

Armadillo. © Ars Technica/Google.

Google unveiled a light new operating system called Fuchsia. We thought at first that it would be IoT-oriented, but now, it comes with a graphic interface for mobile devices (telephones and tablets), called Armadillo. Unlike Google’s two other operating systems (Android and Chrome OS), Fuchsia is not based on a Linux kernel but rather on a home-grown one, called Magenta. Fuchsia applications are being developed with Dart, a language developed by Google to replace JavaScript. Fuchsia remains somewhat mysterious, as Google has released no information on the underlying strategy. It seems that the idea is to replace Android by starting from scratch and breaking away from the Linux GPL.

Ars Technica, “Google’s ‘Fuchsia’ smartphone OS dumps Linux, has a wild new UI.”

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