Google is experimenting with a new operating system that’s designed to run on anything from IoT gadgets to personal computers.
The code for the new Fuchsia operating system, as it is described on GitHub, was posted over the weekend.
The open source operating system supports 64-bit ARM and Intel-based PCs and will soon support the Raspberry Pi 3.
There's speculation that this new OS may well be designed to power Google’s smart home efforts, such as the Google Home gadget.
It’s not yet clear what Google, if anything, plans to do with Fuchsia, which looks like it may have a Material Design-based UI.
This may be an experiment that never makes it to market, or it could be the software that eventually unites Android and Chrome.
As Android Police, which explored the code, points out, the company may also be developing a third, lightweight OS that’s akin to Samsung’s Tizen.
If you’re feeling brave, you can take a nose around Fuchsia yourself.