Ah, what could have been. At least it’s still a foundational open-source point for my favorite Web Browser, Vivaldi!
Yesterday, on the 9to5Google Alphabet Scoop podcast, our Stephen Hall dropped a mini bombshell that a Fuchsia tablet is rumored to be in the works. We dug in a bit deeper and found that the truth may be more complicated than that.
Early this year, it was discovered that the first Chrome OS tablet with Qi wireless charging was being developed under the codename “Flapjack.” Fast forward to today, it appears Chrome OS won’t be the only operating system this device supports, as Google’s Fuchsia OS team is also looking to support the “Flapjack” tablet…
I have always said that Fuschia is Android without Java and thus free from licensing issues associated with it from Oracle, the successor to Sun Microsystems. Also modern and updatable on Google’s cadence.
It’s no coincidence that Fuchsia & Chrome OS share features like Android apps. The Fuchsia team is using some Chrome OS developments for their own benefit.