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Project Fuchsia is Google’s attempt to expand its holdings with a new operating system for use with personal computers and phones. Google was very successful with its Android OS which has grabbed 65.5 percent of the U.S. market. Google now sets it sites on the PC world and similar success.


Google was very successful with its Android OS which has grabbed 65.5 percent of the U.S. market. Google now sets it sites on the PC world and similar success.



 

Fuchsia is in its infancy, but is currently up and running on an Acer Switch Alpha 12 hybrid tablet.
 

  Acer Switch Alpha 12 – Price $955.99 (Amazon) 
               
 
  • Intel Core i7-6500U Processor 2.5GHz (Up to 3.1GHz)
  • 12" QHD Touchscreen (2160 x 1440), Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 8GB LPDDR3 Memory, 512GB SSD, No Optical Drive
  • USB 3.1 (Type-C) Port
  • Windows 10 Home, Up to 8-hours Battery Life
 
There are plans for running Google Fuchsia on a Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B will probably be the model that gets Fuchsia.

  Raspberry Pi 3 – Price $36.00 (Amazon)




 
  • 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1)
  • Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4x USB ports
  • Full size HDMI output
  • MicroSD slot
  • MicroUSB port for power
  • 40-pin extended GPIO
  • 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
  • CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera
  • Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2
  • DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
 
Fuchsia is an open-source project which allows view the code, learn from it, copy it, share it, edit it, and use it in their own projects. The open source community promotes collaboration and sharing of source code for millions of projects by millions of programmers.  As a result Google’s Fuchia could see improvements in reliability, security, and quality.

You can find the Fuchsia project on Google's website and on Github.

Sources: OpenSource.com, Googel Fuchsia





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