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

The Pixelbook is a new addition to the hardware that can run Google's Fuchsia.               Image Josh Miller  CNET The Pixelbook is a new addition to the hardware that can run Google's Fuchsia. Image Josh Miller CNET
Melba Vasquez | 12 January, 2018, 20:16

You can see a video of a very early version of Fuchsia in action on a smartphone right here, but this new build that was just released is intended exclusively for Google's Pixelbook.

The Pixelbook is a new addition to the hardware that can run Google's Fuchsia. We know Google is always thinking about future, and since May past year, it has been testing a mysterious new operating system called Fuchsia. But whatever it is, it is getting built, growing, and will, at some point, arrive alongside Android and Chrome OS.

The Google Pixelbook has a 12.3-inch LCD display with 2400×1600 pixels across its face. It's a device with a notebook form factor powered by a robust 7th-gen Intel Core processor supported by either 8GB or 16GB RAM. This machine has options for 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB internal solid state storage.

It has lots of options. So what's it doing running Fuchsia?

Fuchsia OS test builds are publicly available via GitHub, so if you happen to have a Pixelbook around and want to try it out, you actually can do just that by following the source link to the GitHub page.

The extreme difficulty in getting Fuchsia to run reinforces the fact that Fuchsia is now a secret, deep-in-development operating system that Google isn't really ready to talk about or encourage people to try just yet. The development documents describe the OS as targeting "modern phones and modern personal computers", which would seemingly put it in competition with both of Google's existing OSes.

What Does Fuchsia Run on Right Now?

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.

The last time we looked at Fuchsia, the system UI was able to be packaged up as an APK and run on top of an Android phone.

As yet, there does not seem to be any plan to use this OS to replace anything Google has running in public. Above this section are recent apps, and below is a Google Now-style suggestion panel.

Fuchsia is built on Google's Zircon microkernel, which is not the typical Linux kernel that holds Chrome OS and Android together.

For instance, it took Google five years to create Android.

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