Google PixelBook is now being used to test the mysterious Fuchsia OS

Google has been working on a new operating system, called Fuchsia, designed to work on a variety of devices, for over a year. Even though it is entirely open-source, to which the developer community can contribute to, there is still no information provided by the company as to what it will be used for.

However, the company has now released documentation on how to install their in-development operating system Fuchsia on the Pixelbook.

According to , the Acer Switch Alpha 12 and Intel NUC are officially supported ‘target’ devices. A page about installing Fuchsia on the Google Pixelbook has also been added which explains the process of placing the laptop in developer mode and booting from a USB drive.

Fuchsia is built on Magenta, which is itself based on LittleKernel, a code designed to be used in an embedded system, that is, computers that have a specific purpose without any user interaction.

However, it is unlikely that Fuchsia is meant for just embedded systems; especially considering it already has the Android-based Brillo platform, designed specifically for use in IoT devices. In addition, the platform also supports graphics rendering, lending credibility to one suggestion that the OS is meant for use in augmented reality devices.


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