Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th May 2017 17:05 UTC
Google

Ars Technica has an article with screenshots about a new development in Fuchsia, Google's research (maybe?) operating system. The project has a very basic and barebones graphical user interface now.

The home screen is a giant vertically scrolling list. In the center you'll see a (placeholder) profile picture, the date, a city name, and a battery icon. Above the are "Story" cards - basically Recent Apps - and below it is a scrolling list of suggestions, sort of like a Google Now placeholder. Leave the main screen and you'll see a Fuchsia "home" button pop up on the bottom of the screen, which is just a single white circle.

The GUI is called Armadillo, and Hotfixit.net has instructions on how to build it, and a video of it in action.

Google still hasn't said anything about Fuchsia's purpose or intended goal, but Travis Geiselbrecht did state in IRC that it isn't a toy, and it isn't a 20% project. At this point, the safest bet is to just call it a research operating system, but of course, it's exciting to imagine this brand new open source operating system having a bigger role to play.

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oiaohm
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2009-05-30

https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2017/05/here-comes-treble-...

Treble idea is going to be interesting to follow.

Remember Linux kernel could not be the one design universal interface. If outside party such as google designs it then documents and allows other operating systems to use it.

Also note they will be working to mainline more Android drivers into the Linux kernel so to avoid using Treble as much as possible.

Treble is going to have all the performance issues of stable driver ABI ever made.

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