For more than a year, Google has been developing an operating system called ‘Fuchsia ‘, which we got to know better in early 2017. It was designed to run on a wide range of devices and is fully open-source, so the design development was seamless.
All this means that it’s easy to confirm that Google is working on this, even though there’s nothing stated by the company, and let’s not know what it’s going to be used for.
According to the Fuchsia documentation, Acer Switch Alpha 12 and Intel NUC are devices that will have official support. That is, the system should work on them, and are probably the main products used for testing.
A page about installing Fuchsia on the Google Pixelbook, available on Github for anyone to see, has recently been added, explaining the process of putting the laptop in developer mode and booting the new operating system from a USB drive.
With this, it seems that Google wants to make sure that the operating system works well on high end laptops, and the company described the Pixelbook as a “target device.” Now we have to wait and see what Google really plans for Fuchsia, and whether it will be a stable operating system to use on a wide variety of computers, tablets and smartphones – or not.