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What is Google Fuchsia?

Google posted code for a new operating system that could run on phones and PCs. The odd part is that the code isn't related to Android or Chrome OS.

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Google Fuchsia was quietly posted to online repository GitHub. The company has not explained too much what the Fuchsia operating system is destined for. However, digging around online brings up a few things. Fuchsia uses a different kernel than Android or Chrome OS. The kernel is the first thing that loads when an operating system is loaded. Google's documentation says Fuchsia's kernel would be able to run on modern phones and computers. Where this new OS will end up is not known yet. Maybe it's the base for a new Android. Maybe it's just a project that will go nowhere. We'll see.

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What is Google Fuchsia?