We’ve been talking about Fuchsia for years. It started with rumors detailing the universal operating system that a Google team was supposedly working on. The OS would replace Android and Chrome and would work on all sorts of devices, not just smartphones, tablets, and form factors. Fuchsia isn’t based on Linux like its predecessors, those rumors said. The OS would allow Google to issue timely updates to all the devices running it, it would offer better built-in privacy, and would run all the existing Android apps.