A number of problems with this FastCompany article:Here's something you might not realize about your phones, tablets, and laptops: For the most part, they're adaptations of software "kernels" that are quite old. Android uses the Linux kernel, which began development in 1991.
Let's pretend the Linux Kernel is not an actively maintained project with a large number of contributors, sponsored by a foundation, which is releasing updated kernels with expanded capabilities all the time.A general-purpose operating system like Linux can also be less secure for Internet of Things applications
I don't believe for a second this isn't going to be a general purpose operating system.Supalla speculates that Fuchsia is an attempt to get the best of both worlds between Linux—which is still better at allowing apps and hardware to communicate through the operating system—and today's embedded systems, such as FreeRTOS and ThreadX.
Now we might be getting somewhere. It's likely Google wants an OS that can be used everywhere, from smartphones and laptops to... self driving cars?https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12273095Purple - A system with high performance graphics, low-latency input, and a beautiful UI.Pink - An incredibly modular system for developers and users.If you hang out on #fuchsia long enough you will realize that we are all a bunch of OS nerds that have worked on many, many systems in the past (BeOS, ChromeOS, Android, webOS, QNX, DangerOS, iOS, MacOS, ...)
Chris McKillop is a "Current Googler, ex-Apple (original iPhone team), ex-Palm (original webOS team)". His LinkedIn profile describes him as a Product and Engineering Lead at Google, as well as Connected Car Expo
It's not hard to imagine the advantages of an RTOS for a self-driving care, which can respond to events, like obstacles in the road, with a very predictable reaction time, while also having a modular system enabling developers to build applications for entertainment and other features into the vehicle.https://www.fastcompany.com/3063006/why-on-earth-is-google-building-a-new-operating-system-from-scratch