A new Google project appears to be developing another operating system — as well as generating a wide range of speculation about the tech giant's ambitions.
The Verge reports that unlike Google's Chrome browser or Android mobile system, the nascent Google Fuchsia operating system does not rely on Linux.
Instead, Fuchsia is built on Magenta. Although that kernel is often used for relatively simple embedded computer systems, The Verge noted that it is capable of supporting much more advanced features.
Google reportedly hopes to target modern smartphones and computers — and is already testing the system on several devices.
Observers suggested that Google could use Fuchsia to run its routers or Internet of Things systems, while some speculated that the company could seek to combine Chrome and Android into a single system.